A woman from Odisha is providing free education to nearly 40 tribal children in Bhubaneswar. Sometimes, Manshi Sathpati has to teach her students in Nala Basti area in Rasulgarh under a tree. “It is a slum area and their parents are daily wage labourers. The government runs many schemes for them but they don’t want to leave this place. I thought maybe if I teach them here itself they will develop interest in studies,” said Sathpati.
Odisha: A woman, Manshi Sathpati is providing education to tribal children near their dwellings in Bhubaneswar.
She says, "Govt runs many schemes for them but they don't want to leave the place. I thought maybe if I teach them here itself they'll develop interest in studies." pic.twitter.com/8ECFcFmoWz
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As reported by ANI, Sathpati is teaching these 40 tribal students subjects like English, Oriya, General Knowledge and Maths. “They also have interest in singing, dancing and drawing,” reveals the teacher, adding that she conducts dance classes for her students twice a week.
While her students want to become doctor, model or hero when they grow up, it was not easy for Sathpati to inspire them to study regularly. To generate interest in education among her students she distributed biscuits and chocolates among them.
The classes have continued for these tribal children despite the pandemic but keeping COVID-19 precautions in mind. Manshi Sathpati says that during the pandemic “I teach them once in a week following social distancing and wearing a mask.
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