Teacher's Diary: When good samaritans financed the education of a needy student
Mamta Singh is the principal of the Upper Primary School in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi. In this teacher's diary, she is sharing her experience of canvassing financial support for a bright student whose education was on the verge of getting disrupted in the face of a financial crisis.
Mamta Singh 13 July 2023 3:46 PM GMT
There are times when as a teacher, I come across many students who I think can do far better in life if their parents could afford better facilities for them. However, it feels worse when I see a student not being able to continue studying at school due to financial constraints at home.
There was one such case when I couldn't help resist myself from trying my best to ensure that the child can continue studying. I thought of appealing my friends and relatives to contribute towards this child's education but I knew hardly anybody would do so. But I was amazed to see the response I got when I told people about the child's problems at home. The number of people who came forward to help the student in affording the school fees and additional expenses was unbelievable.
I also felt good about myself that people trust me enough to contribute money for a cause.
I personally believe that students who cannot afford education are a social responsibility of every individual who can afford to contribute towards the child's learning. No child deserves to be uprooted from the classroom because his or her parents cannot afford the fees.
I appeal to you all to always help such children because they truly are the future of this country.