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Watch: These three Mumbai schoolkids want to 'recruit' Barack Obama to be their teacher

US President Barack Obama has a new job offer days before he leaves his office. And it has been made by three little students of a public school in Mumbai.

A still from the video. YouTube

A still from the video. YouTube screengrab

In a video created by non-profit organisation Akanksha Foundation, three students of Natwar Nagar Mumbai Public School in Jogeshwari East, address Obama — showing him an offer letter to join their school in the capacity of a teacher.

The Indian Express reports that the school is operated in partnership by Akanksha Foundation and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). It was opened in 2011 and currently hosts 186 students in classes ranging from kindergarten to the third standard.

In a bid to recruit teachers, the school leader Rekha Ghelani, of the Akanksha Foundation, decided to let the children speak of their needs themselves through a video addressed to the outgoing POTUS. The approximate two-and-a-half minute long video was shot entirely in the school campus and a nearby slum area where a majority of the schoolchildren reside.

The headgirl of the school, Namrata Gupta, enumerates the incentives that Obama (or any other prospective teacher) will get if they agree to take up the job. She lists a comfortable desk, the newly installed swings in the playground and an attractive library as the perks of the job.

She also lauds the child-friendly nature of Obama, citing the examples of his experience in primary education before becoming the President and how sportingly he deals with children every year in The White House on Halloween.

With two of her friends standing by her side, Namrata's eyes radiate hope while the three adorable students shout out an elongated 'please', requesting Obama to join the small group of teachers in taking the aim of Akanksha Foundation forward and sharing his pool of knowledge with the underprivileged.


Updated Date: Jan 02, 2017 17:03 PM

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