Meet Sumer, 14, admitted to Class 6th recently. Sumer lives in a small town in Madhya Pradesh. His father is a daily wage earner working in a restaurant. During the pandemic, Sumer's education was paused. He started doing menial tasks to help his family financially and did not return to school when the school reopened.
Our runner in that area was identifying students who have dropped out of school and the problems they were facing. That is when he met Sumer working on a tea-stall. He spoke to Sumer, his father and the school authorities.