Due to the covid 19 pandemic, everything is happening in online mode since 2 years. There is not a single person left in this whole world whose life is left uninfluenced by this disastrous scenario. Some lives have been affected in calculated amounts and some beyond the scope of one’s imagination. For the office employees, especially of IT sectors it’s quite manageable but for the street hawkers, labours it was a time of despondent and starvation. Overall, all those sectors in which the works were possible in online mode have continued peacefully; same is the life for those who could afford the expenses of online mode to continue with their work or education. But what about the poor slum children, whose parents struggle to make both their ends meet? Can they even think of having smart phones/tablets /laptops, wifi connection for making their child’s education possible.
This story is based on a child’s life with similar condition. It’s about a 5 year old lad Rajiv (not real name) whose parents are labours. They live in Kalpana medical slum. Both toil very hard in the scorching heat of the sun to make their child’s life better. But when the time came for taking a very important step for their child’s life, which was about his education, the pandemic was a great obstruction for them. It shattered their dreams as they had thought to enroll in some government school or some affordable private school. But amidst covid, they could very clearly see that in government schools, the teachers are unable to reach the children so education is not proper there. Additionally, he was a very sharp, intelligent, clever and smart, so they wanted his foundation will be so strong that he can excel in his future but now they could not do anything. In this dark and hopeless moment , one of our teachers reached to them after knowing about them and she said that they are not doing online classes as the slum people cannot afford it but they even have a better solution . They will themselves come to the child following all the safety precautions and teach the child with proper social distancing. They agreed and from the very next day she came to his home and started teaching the child. He started understanding all the concepts and the progress was clearly visible in him. His parents were very grateful to the teacher as she helped them in a very difficult situation. They were very happy that their capable and prompt son could flourish with seven colours by the help of our teacher.
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