Two teachers at a tribal school in Pathanamthitta have started doubling up as barbers for their students out of sheer goodwill as the kids in the area cannot afford to go to the barbershop.

PSC-appointed teachers VS Arun and Rakesh Thampi are not only teachers at the Government Tribal School at Attathode but also cut the hair of the students in their classes free of cost, according to a report by Manorama.

Majority of the students in the school near Seethathodu are tribals, and didn't get a haircut regularly as there are no barbershops nearby. The kids have to travel several kms to reach Perunadu or Pambavali to find a barbershop. These students cannot afford the haircut and the to-and-fro journey on a regular basis, and usually they enjoy the luxury of a haircut only after months.

It was under such circumstances that the two teachers decided to take up the extra responsibility. It is a commendable effort in a country where several teachers at government schools try to avoid even the usual duties assigned to them.

The trimmers for the haircut were donated by Kuwait based charity group Blood Donate Kerala.