A group of school children in India are taught in their makeshift classroom – under a railway bridge. The rudimentary learning space was built by heroic shopkeeper Rajesh Kumar Sharma and is situated under a Metro train bridge in a slum area of New Delhi called Yamuna Bank.

It consists of two black boards painted on a wall, two broken chairs for the teachers and simply rugs for the students to sit on. Rajesh – who set up the school after worrying about children from nearby slums missing out on an education – now has around 40 kids attending daily aged between four and 12.

Inspirational stuff from Barcroft TV .