Blind teacher Hetalkumar Kothari is assuring that education for students living in Dahod district of Gujarat will not be stopped. With schools closed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, online online classes mean a lack of education for many in the area because of the lack of internet connectivity and access to equipment for the vast majority.
Since online classes are out of reach, Khagela primary school teacher Hetalkumar Kothari is teaching students in offline flight mode.
To educate the students, Hetalkumar goes to different areas of the village every day with a chalk-board-duster and converts the open spaces for the students of that area into small classrooms.
Hetalkumar, with the help of a friend who is also a teacher, goes out every morning for education. Hetalkumar is currently teaching class 3 students.
Hetalkumar said the school was closed during the Corona period but did not stop teaching. “Currently, we are teaching students while going offline with offline flying education. All protocols, including corona masks and sanitizers, are adhered to for corline education, ”he said.
Hetalkumar lost his sight in the accident. He holds an M.Sc., B.Ed. Studied till and got a job in a chemical company at Ankleshwar, however, he lost his sight at the age of 24 following an accident. He then took a course in physiotherapy at Ahmedabad and practiced at Dahod. Meanwhile, he got a job as a primary teacher and joined the education sector, and has been studying at Khangela Primary School for the last 22 years.
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