“Today my children wrote. They wrote wrote and wrote. I had been struggling these past 3 weeks with getting them to write sentences, words, letters even. Today it felt as if an unseen spring just below the surface came gurgling out, and started flowing like a brook.
We wrote a story together. They invented a sleeping lion in his house, his jump into a river, the magic carpet floating by, tied secretly to a shark, the lion sitting on it and the shark flying high in the sky and the shark and lion living happily ever after. They wrote with urgency, a furiousness that I never saw before. Yes the words were splayed all over the page, words were misspelt and sometimes missing but they wrote and their glowing smiles as they handed in their sheets to me reminded me why I am here. I hope they never forget the lion and the shark. I know I never will.”
– Sachin Bhaiya
Sachin Jain is from Mumbai. An Electronics Engineer and an MBA with specialization in International Business he was working in the IT industry before giving it up to join Teach For India.