DUBHIL VECHANBHAI MOVASIYABHAI, VADODARA
A journey changed the course of Vechan Bhil’s life. It all started with a bus ride when he gave 10 rupees to the conductor for an eight rupee ticket and then asked for balance. Seeing him the other tribals in the bus too demanded their balance. Vechan then realized the need to educate them. There is only one primary school in Pisatya village catering to 25 surrounding villages. The tribals in villages found it impossible to send their kids to Pisayta. Vechan offered to share his two-room house with the children of the tribals, providing them free food and tuition. Vechan started his literacy mission with just 15 kids. Today 70 students from Vechan’s home have graduated to the Secondary School.