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When his father died 24 years ago, Bappa Ali Molla (second from right), a Muslim and resident of Ramchandrapur village, some 30 kms from Kolkata, dropped out of school. At 14, he began working at a tea shop to support his mother and two sisters. Now, he and his wife Rubiya Begum (left), who is illiterate, struggle to make ends meet. But they vow never to let their son Sahid Ali Mollah, 5, and his sister, Firoza Khatoon, 9 (not shown), drop out of school.

Indian Muslims strive to educate their children

Despite the cost, parents want to see their children escape poverty by staying in school.

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