Hope for the Future

We work in one of the poorest areas of Delhi. The squalor and filth of the slums around the extensive rubbish tips have to be seen to be believed. Amidst all this horror, there are some shining lights of hope. This is a photograph taken in Adarsh Nagar Police Station House Officer’s office today. Inspector Sanjay Kumar MA, B Ed, LLB, organises training sessions for young people in the locality.


These girls (and one boy) have been taking English classes at the station. They are currently learning how to present themselves at interviews. Their conversational English was superb. Education leading to employment is the aim. The inspector also supports another group of young people training to be health care assistants. I was really impressed.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.


  1. Good to focus on some of the positives in such a challenging environment. Better to light one small candle……what sort of jobs might they go on to do?

    1. Inspector Kumar has arranged for these youngsters to have job interviews with major corporations in the area. He didn’t specify, but I imagine this would be any company which needs smart young people who speak excellent English.

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