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With Principal’s ‘Blackboard Mannequin’, Village Children Train The Aged


    When the first lockdown was introduced in March 2020, instructional establishments throughout the nation shut down. Whereas youngsters with entry to telephones and the web might proceed studying by way of on-line lessons, the case was a stark distinction in lots of villages.

    One such village was Dumarthar, in Dumka, Jharkhand. 

    The truth that youngsters of this village didn’t have entry to schooling as a result of lockdown gave sleepless nights to Dr Sapan Patralekh, a instructor and principal on the Dumarthar Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya (upgraded center faculty).

    To assist these youngsters, he arrange blackboards exterior each home in Dumarthar. 

    “I used to be very anxious, because it had taken numerous effort to get these youngsters to high school. I used to be scared that these youngsters would drop out, get married, or worse, go to work. That’s after we arrange blackboards on the surface of the mud homes. We have been in a position to proceed every baby’s schooling from 2020 to 2022,” says Sapan. 

    After faculties reopened in February 2022, the blackboards have been not getting used. So Sapan started considering of how to make use of them till he had his ‘aha! second’. Throughout a survey within the village, he discovered that a lot of the elders have been illiterate. 

    He then requested the youngsters to educate their elders, be it, dad and mom or grandparents, utilizing these blackboards. 

    “My goal is to make dad and mom realise the significance of schooling in order that they too drop their youngsters off proudly,” says Sapan, who has received many accolades for his initiative. 

    Watch how Sapan helps Dumarthar entry schooling, age no bar: