Corona Warrior: Quarantined Covid-19 positive teacher still taking classes #coronavirusnewstolive - May 14, 2020 36 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: Despite having examined positive for COVID-19, a teacher in quarantine in Ladakh is ensuring his college students don’t miss out on studying mathematical formulation.
Lodged in an isolation centre in Leh, Kifayat Hussain is taking on-line classes utilizing web communication instruments like Zoom and making YouTube movies for his Class 9 and 10 college students.
The teacher mentioned he’s doing a mixture of on-line classes and pre-recorded movies as there are issues with the web connectivity on the hospital at instances.
“Teaching is not just my job, but my passion. I was concerned that students will be left behind in their studies and it will be a burden for them if I cover the syllabus in a hurry in future. I had enough strength to teach so I thought I should give it a try,” mentioned Mr Hussain.
His village was declared a containment zone after some individuals had been discovered positive for COVID-19, the illness attributable to the virus, and he determined to get himself examined to keep away from placing college students at Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School in danger.
Asked if he’s scared, Mr Hussain mentioned, “I am not and, with the care that I am getting, I hope to get well soon.”
“Although I had no symptoms, I feared I could be carrying the virus. So I decided to get myself tested and went for it at our local hospital on April 30.
“Once I tested positive, my teachers, particularly my principal, phoned me and advised me to go for strict quarantine and get cured,” he mentioned.
Mr Hussain was then put into an isolation centre, the place he determined to proceed educating to stay engaged and likewise to attach along with his college students.
He requested the Ladakh administration to permit him to take classes on-line.
“My school provided me digital boards and pens and I started conducting daily classes from 2PM to 3PM through Zoom. I recorded lessons on YouTube and sent them to the students,” Mr Hussain mentioned.
The college’s principal, Dr Stanzin Dawa, mentioned a teacher is a guiding mild and nurtures a baby’s expertise, builds his confidence, and prepares him for the life forward.
“In these difficult times, when people are scared, uncertain, the spirit of Kifayat Hussain illuminates our hearts and elevates our hope,” he mentioned.
Mr Hussain too says extremely of the principal and the administration.
“I thank the UT Administration and am very grateful to Dr Stanzin Dawa and Mr Tsewang Paljor, President Managing Committee of Lamdon, for helping me at each step. And I express my gratitude to the hospital staff who have been taking care of me”.
Mr Hussain says the assist from his household was an necessary catalyst that made educating from the hospital potential.
“Most families are scared of a COVID patient’s name being revealed since people tend to maintain a distance from the patients even after they have been cured. My family did not pay heed (to such things) and understood my passion to teach,” he mentioned.
He mentioned his college students too appreciated his effort and absolutely supported him.
“This means a lot to me. It is my honour that Rigzin Samphel, Commissioner Secretary of UT Ladakh, called me personally to praise me for my dedication and work. I have received calls from Lamdon family including Principal sir, management, faculty and staff, and also parents recognising my effort,” he added.
His principal mentioned they salute his dedication to educating and pray that he will get effectively quickly.