In Malaysia, one woman’s drive for teaching is helping a whole generation (by UNICEF)
KAPAR, Malaysia, 17 October 2013 – Lata Rajoo works at a carwash to make a living. But her passion is education, and her mission is to provide schooling for disadvantaged children. So she spends the better part of her day using much of her own money to run Tadika Senyuman Manja, a pre-primary school in Kapar, about 45 km from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.
Lata Rajoo with her students. “I was very interested in studies but could hardly afford it. Since I can afford it now, I wanted to provide education for children.”
“The reason I started this preschool is to provide education for poor children, because I had a hard time getting the education that I wanted,” Ms. Rajoo says. “I was very interested in studies but could hardly afford it – it was tough for me to even buy a book. I depended on help from others. Since I can afford it now, I wanted to provide education for children.”