Today I will introduce you all, with an amazing teacher, Shyam Kishore Gandhi,
“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Shyam Kishore Gandhi is the principal of Bankathi Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya, in Jharkhand. In 2020, when our indian government established lockdown through-out the country. Sir realised that our education system will be so hampered . He found that online clases could not to be held on that area for the lack of technological support. He also found that many students were forgetting what they were taught after being several months away from the classroom. Gandhi didn’t want that children shall loss their year.
We all know, to learn something , pictorial presentation is most beneficial . Sir used this technique. Gandhi painted the walls with English and Hindi letters, and pictures of fruits, animals, and vegetables for the children to continue their learning. Children fastly recall pictorial lessons even while playing on the streets in their village. Walls have been painted with such illustrations in more than 30 places in Kathi Para Tola in Bankathi. In Gandhi’s word “ I had to invest a total of Rs 6,000 from my own pocket just for the sake of the future of my students.” Gandhi will also be painting walls in the remaining eight tolas in the village. The initiative has been received positively by the locals in the village.
This is not the first time Gandhi has gone the extra mile to help his students. Gandhi put up several loudspeakers across Bankathi village where his Upgraded Middle School is located, and classes were being held for two hours every day since April 16, as online learning is a challenge for many in the area. The students sit near the loudspeakers, which have been set up across the village and attend classes. Louder speakers are put up where the number of students is more. Five teachers and two para teachers teach over the mike from the classroom. There are 246 students from Class I to Class VIII, and 204 of them don’t have mobile phones.The classes start from 10 AM daily.
We appreciate his all efforts to make our future generation better. Sir is the perfect example of
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”