11-Yr-Old Aims To Teach Civil, Mech, Electrical Engineering To Thousands By 2020

Nothing says ‘progress’ like defining the power to share knowledge as for all. The classic learning stereotype in India has an ‘equality’ problem. Respecting a professor of almost same age turns out impossible, the success of a junior always leads to envy for the senior and the false concept of ‘knowledge that comes with age’ is just sticking with people like a chewed gum. In order to succeed, the country needs to work within the very boundaries of education reforms, says who? This 11-year-old kid teaching B.Tech and M.Tech students is asking the same question and is shattering the illusion of age-limitations in teaching. 

Mohammed Hassan Ali is being popularised on social media as a ‘wonder kid’ from . Ali is studying in 7th grade and like any other student of his age, he wakes up in the morning for school, kicks the ball in the evening with friends and completes his homework by the evening. But it’s his after-hour chore that has taken the internet by storm. By 6-pm, Ali goes to a teaching institute where he coaches students twice his age, studying for courses like engineering in college. 

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“I have been doing this since last year. I go to school and I I am back home at 3 pm. I play and do my homework. By 6 pm, I go to the coaching institute to teach civil, mechanical and electrical engineering," he told ANI. According to a report published by TOI, Ali doesn’t charge any fees for his services and aims at teaching thousands of students by the end of 2020. 

The noble idea to teach the future engineers came to his mind while watching a video on the internet of qualified Indians picking odd-jobs abroad to pay for their meals. “I was watching a video on the internet about Indians doing odd jobs in foreign countries even after studying. That is when it struck my mind that what is it that our engineers lack? I realized it is primarily technical and communication skills that they are not well aware of. Since my area of interest is designing, I started learning and teaching the same,” he explained. 

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Civil Engineer G Sushma, one of Ali’s students, said: “I have been coming here for a month-and-a-half to learn civil software. He is younger to all of us here but manages to teach quite well. His skills are good and what he teaches is easy to comprehend.” Sai Revthi, another student at his institute told ANI: “I am an M.Tech graduate and have been here for a month. He (Hassan) teaches many courses. He is good at his job.”

Similar to learning, the desire to teach has no age limits. There is no ‘right age’ or our brains aren’t hard-wired in a way that will allow us to share knowledge only after certain digits in our calendar. Not only Ali’s will to educate people is proof of that but also condemns a social stereotype that portrays the image of a teacher as a wise old fella who has beginning to show some white hair. And it’s passion like his, that makes us proudly call the youth the future of this country. 

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