These teachers ensure kids don’t miss their classes, in lockdown
While the more than 100-day lockdown has kept us indoors and forced schools to teach children online, not all kids are fortunate enough to avail these online classes. A group of migrant children live under a bridge in Kerala and could not go to school, let alone take online classes. But when the child couldn’t go to school, the school came to the child.
Since the children could not go to the school, the principal Elizabeth Fernandez and three other teachers of St. John Bosco U.P. School go to teach the kids every day.
By taking all the necessary precautions, these four teachers have been travelling long distances for the past month to take daily classes of these children.
These children of migrant workers from Mysuru, Karnataka, have been living under the Vallarpadam Bridge in Kochi for more than 10 years. Classes are scheduled from 11 am to 12:30 pm because the students also go for fishing each day as that is their sole source of income. Students are in class 7 and few are in class 1.