Hoshiyar Singh, 22, is in a class of 14 students being trained in logistics management.
Rather ironically, his classroom is a container of the kind usually used to transport goods on large trucks. It arrived in Haryana’s Ambala district just three weeks ago. “When you enter the classroom, you forget that it used to be a container. It’s luxurious,” he says. “We’re proud to be among the first students to study in such a school.”
To address a growing skills gap among graduates, educational foundations are experimenting with mobile classrooms fashioned out of containers made of iron and steel. These are being installed in rural areas and in impoverished areas within cities to impart mainly vocational training through short-term, government-approved certificate programmes.