While most kids cry while going to the kindergarten every morning, a few Georgian kids in the city of Rustavi do just the opposite and cry when going back home. The reason is these kids get to learn the basics of education not in a conventional school atmosphere but in an old but functional Yakovlev Yak-42 acquired from Georgian Airways.
The airplane has been transformed and features educational equipment, games and toys but the cockpit is still the same with over 1500 buttons that the kids love to play with while imitating real pilots ready for takeoff. The headmaster, Gari Chapidze, wanted to create a kindergarten where children can come and enjoy while learning too. The private play school that is set up in impoverished Georgian industrial city charges parents about $90 a month, which is more than double what is charged by state-run institutions, but give children an experience not many could get.