Vijay Kumar on ‘Teaching is believing’

It would be hard to believe that Vijay Kumar is a school teacher in Bandai in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh! His thoughts and passion can put any modern teacher to shame.

“These are kids from very poor homes with very less time on their hands. They tackle household chores, work on the farms and are expected to earn a living to contribute to the house income and then if there’s any time left, they study,” says Vijay. Hence He believes that although books and learning is important, time management is the most crucial technique he teaches.

“Teaching is believing. If you can’t believe, what would you hold on to? The children I teach, make very difficult choices each day. But I continue to have faith in their efforts and abilities to create a better future for themselves.”

For Vijay Kumar, these children are like coal. He doesn’t see anything lacking in them. According to him, “they just need to be polished”. “ Just having faith cannot suffice, can it? These children grew up observing domestic violence and abuse in their communities. Sometimes, they are violent and hostile themselves.”

However, Vijaykumar believes in himself as well.

“Teachers can enable this transformation. I can. We are the ‘make or break’ component in their lives. We have to find different ways to reach out to these children. There are times when being strict works and then there are times, when you’ve to be a friend and coax and pamper them. We are the facilitators and the learners.”

Story about Vijay Kumar from Bandai, Rai Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.
Written by Aditi Kelkar.
We are grateful to STIR Education for connecting us to Humans of Indian Schools.

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Rajesh Sahi

Thanks Vijay ji for sharing your valuable thought

Rajendra Jatav

Nice thought

Naresh Kumar Verma

very good

Kaushalendra Bhardwaj

Really good , I think every teacher has same dream but a few of them live it ….Thanks to Vijay Kumar ji for sharing this valuable ispirational thought .

Rose Kaur

Bhakwas

shakuntla Kumari

Good efforts by you Vijay ji.

swapan bose

Best

prem chand bhoi

Good

dileshwar dhankar

Good

nandkumar painkra

Good though

nandkumar painkra

Student ko already home work ke liye pripeyard

Raghunath prasad dhruw

बच्चों की सजगता लिए बहुत बढ़िया है

kunti netam

good

Dilip kumar

Goodjob

Dilip kumar sahu

good

Anjordas Ghosh

Good

shyamcharan Koma

Good

GangaRam Markam

Good

Vijay Nag

5

Mrs.Tahira Bano

Good

komal

Great

birendra sahu

good

gopika patel

anukarniy

minakshee sarkar

Great

roopsingh kashyap

Yes

Alim Ahmad

Yes

kripa ram dhruw

Very good

Jiteshwar dansena

Too good

srishtee shukla

Believing is most important in teaching..very true

Dilkesh Kumar madhukar

वाह क्या बात है!

BHIMO RAM BHASKAR

Great

Vikas kumar koree

Great thought

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