My school. Somewhere in Gurgaon.

"This is Rajiv Soni from Gurgaon. A prominent Chartered Accountant and a teacher. Now he is busy imparting free primary and secondary education to underprivileged children. In the outdoors." Aditya Raj Kapoor

1999 Jaunapur village project

2020 Dec Gurgaon
"Just a very humble effort to add some literacy value to the extremely poor children of some farmers family...trying to get them to learn the alphabet and numbers. This itself may take me months."
"The human mind is the fundamental resource. When learning and teaching happen continuously without any barriers, everything improves. This is a small effort towards a farmer's family who I met quite by accident in Gurgaon few months ago, and who longed to learn. Learn anything- English, Math, Science... and so I started." Rajiv Soni

  • Day 58. expressing gratitude, 7th Apr. 21 Goodies, masks come in for the kids. I think they're hangin in there, learning with enthusiasm.
  • Day 57. A hot day, 5th Apr. 21 But we must study! We have to.The long desolate path on the way back.
  • Day 56. motivational clip, 2nd Apr. 21 A short 5 minute motivational clip at the beginning of each class. Then study.
  • Day 55. Days of the week, 30th Mar. 21 Then we move to Days of the week, Months in the year, 15 animals.
  • Day 54. Homework concept, 28rd Mar. 21 Today we start with months in the year. We also start with the concept of Homework
  • Day 53. Upcycle/Recycle Art, 26th Mar. 21 Upcycle/Recycle Art....making kids learn. My motive is to teach them about colors, art, n environment.
  • Day 52. On our way, 26th Mar. 21 On our way, slowly but surely. Prodding on. One class at a time.
  • Day 51. Move on to Months, 23rd Mar. 21 Move on to Months of the year. Pronunciation is a huge issue.
  • Day 50. A milestone for me, 19th Mar. 21 For your continued encouragement, support and blessings!
  • Day 49. class on Alphabets, 17th Mar. 21 After the usual class on Alphabets,..yea we're still not 100% there...
  • Day 48. Alphabets day, 15th Mar. 21 Davinder Kaur of Trash2Table (and of Lets Walk Gurgaon fame).
  • Day 47. Change of strategy, 12th Mar. 21 Segregated kids, made them sit with my assistants to write alphabet from memory.
  • Day 46. Pronunciation day, 10th Mar. 21 Trying times...months of the year. But I'm not giving up so easily!
  • Day 45. Days of the week!, 8th Mar. 21 We are progressing, slowly but surely. Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement.
  • Day 44. Alphabets, Spellings, 5th Mar. 21 Days of the week. Then, Fun Time, thanks to Ravi Sharan, my dear college mate!.
  • Day 43. English to Math, 3rd Mar. 21 Thank you Shantanu Kaul for the Mobile Screen enlarger, and Wireless speaker.
  • Day 42. routine home work, 1st Mar. 21 Education supplies sent by friends, well wishers & supporters being put to good use.
  • Day 41. adding numbers, 26th Feb. 21 Joined by my student, CA Finalist Shruti Malik who then takes on the teaching all.
  • Day 40. English to Math, 24th Feb. 21 Kids have gone to the village for few days. But the show must go on, even with one student!
  • Day 39. routine home work, 23rd Feb. 21 Learning outcomes improve.And that is very reassuring.
  • Day 38. adding numbers, 17th Feb. 21 My lil ones said, "Lets make our own videos" And I said, "Ok, guys...lets go for it!"
  • Day 37. English to Math, 15th Feb. 21 Using a different approach to teaching the alphabets. Study, Revise, Test.
  • Day 36. routine home work, 12th Feb. 21 Balaji Singh, good friend n excellent photographer, captures the many moods..
  • Day 35. adding numbers, 10th Feb. 21 Bright sunny day, and we have visitors.
  • Day 34. First lets study, 8th Feb. 21 Then we play favorites with the teacher, posing. Don't miss the body language!
  • Day 33. routine home work, 6th Feb. 21 Thank you both so much...for your time and for the books you brought for them.
  • Day 32. adding numbers, 5th Feb. 21 Bright sunny day, and we have visitors.
  • Day 30. English to Math, 28th Jan. 21 Back to routine of English and Math. And children are learning alphabet. And now some increased homework.
  • Day 30. routine home work, 28th Jan. 21 1 hour of study in the morning. Children are learning addition and do home work.
  • Day 30. adding numbers, 28th Jan. 21 One white board and addition some values and children are doing its own.
  • Day 29. alphabets learning, 27th Jan. 21 The girls are quick. Boys, in right earnest, have to keep up with the girls.
  • Day 29. colorful alphabets, 27th Jan. 21 Children are enjoying and learning English using colorful alphabets.
  • Day 29. Alphabets day 27th Jan. 21 Tryst with the alphabets continues. They must, MUST, get totally proficient here first, before we move ahead.
  • Day 28. Celebrating Republic Day The girls are quick. Boys, in right earnest, have to keep up with the girls.
  • Day 28. National Anthem, 26th Jan. 21 Children are enjoying and learning English using colorful alphabets.
  • Day 28. National Flag, 26th Jan. 21 Tryst with the alphabets continues. They must, MUST, get totally proficient here first, before we move ahead.