Children in scores running away from home due to exam pressure, says Bengaluru NGO
news Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 26, 2015 | 09:17 am IST Unable to cope with the pressure during exams, children in scores are reportedly running away from home. According to Bengaluru Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), a city-based NGO, '428 schoolchildren were found at bus and railway stations in Bengaluru from June 2014 till the second week of February this year. Of them, 101 were found in the first 45 days of this year', states a report by The New Indian Express. The first two months in the year is when students are said to face the most pressure- from peer pressure to pressure from family to perform well, which reportedly leads to frustration. Last week, five boys who were found by BOSCO in the bus stand were reportedly running away from home. One of the boys said his mother wanted him to score at least 92 per cent, the coordinator of the NGO told The New Indian Express.