Monora’s father, Nikudin Tudu, an Adivasi farmer at Silpur village in Western Assam’s Kokrajhar district is working hard to pay fees of Rs 700 every month for his daughter’s education in a private school, situated about 10 kilometers away.
Fourteen-year-old Monora, a class 9 student pedals her bicycle every day to reach her school. There is a government secondary school at Rangsupur, five kilometres from her home but Monora’s father wants his daughter to study in a better school. “My father wants me to study hard and be a doctor. But the atmosphere in the government school is not conducive to achieving my aim,” Monora told.
There are many girls like Monora, whose fathers, however, can’t afford to send their daughter to a private school. “Education in private school is much much better. I am learning computers too. But I think the quality of education in our government schools should be improved so that all can get quality education,” she said.