A Differently Abled Man Teaching Maths And English To Rural Kids
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone - Martina Navratilova
Living with a disability can be hard. But one needs to realize that they are still in control of their lives. All that's required is independence, sense of empowerment, and positive outlook. The story below is about one such man and how he managed to tick all the requirements and lead a fulfilling life.
A tweet by Sanjib Ghosh recently went viral. It was about a teacher, teaching his students. You might wonder what's so extraordinary about that. But when you look at the picture, you see who the teacher truly is. A differently-abled man with limp limbs teaching his students.
Meet Mr Sanjay Sen, he has been teaching kids, complex subjects like Math, Science, and English in a government school in Rajasthan under the Shiksha Sambal Project since 2009. The picture shows how Sanjay is straining to write as there are absence of proper facilities like crutches or wheelchairs. In spite of all the hardships this man had been zealously teaching since last 8 years.
After the tweet went viral, people from all over India lauded this teacher's dedication.
What is Shiksha Sambal Project?
Students in rural areas usually struggle with subjects like English, Science and Mathematics (SEM). To top that, shockingly there are often shortages of teachers in government schools for teaching SEM subjects, leading to a large number of students quitting school. To discourage kids from dropping out, the Shiksha Sambal project was started by Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), in collaboration with the Government of Rajasthan was started.
The Shiksha Sambal project aims in strengthening the learning of SEM subjects. So far it has been implemented in 55 senior government schools located in communities around the company’s operations, across Ajmer, Bhilwada, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. So far, Siksha Sambal reaches out to over 7,000 students from classes 9th to 12th.
Picture Source : Twitter
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