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Children at a rural school in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are running a photoblog about daily life in their village, Kalleda. The school gives children from poor families a free education.

The photo project of the RDF (Rural Development Foundation) school has helped school children learn English, connect them with the world and provided the world with a window into rural India.

Here is an excerpt from one of the bloggers:

My name is Rani. I am 15 years old.

I live in a small village called Ravuru, a few kilometres away from school. I walk to the RDF school every day.

Ours is a very poor family. My father does not own any land and only makes money doing coolie (casual labour) work in the rice and cotton fields. His pay is usually 50-60 rupees ($1.3) per day.

My mother stopped me and my brother and sister from going to school. Instead, we joined her to work as coolies.

Since I was very much interested in studying, I approached the RDF school and explained my family’s situation. They admitted me without charging tuition fees.

The rest of the blogs and photos can be found here.

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