A LEADER GOES THE WAY
“Realising the accountability that comes along with my position, for the first time, I felt that these children belong to the most vulnerable sections of our society. If I don’t fight for their rights, who will,” – Ms. Shashi Kiran
Ms. Shashi Kiran
A teacher supported at our Shikshaantaar program in Delhi (ITEI-EDMC)
Despite being very vibrant, when it came down to her profession, Shashi Kiran was satisfied with the status quo. Make no mistake; she had always been a proactive teacher. Her selfless service may not make an impact on the system – is something she had made peace with.
“Realising the accountability that comes along with my position, for the first time, I felt that these children belong to the most vulnerable sections of our society. If I don’t fight for their rights, who will,” asks Shashi.
Change is always inspired by the smallest of things! For Shashi Kiran, the promptness and punctuality of the faculty members of the ITEI-EDMC was an example she wished to emulate. In Government schools across the country, students’ and teachers’ absenteeism is a huge concern. “While I am concerned with its impact on their lives, I am more concerned with the effects on their value systems!” reasons Shashi.
From paying attention to small details to incentivising timely presence in the class, Shashi began to make steady changes that truly impacted the environment of her classroom. “When students see a reason and motivation in what their teacher does, they go out of their way to deliver it,” she says.
At the Institute, each time a session was to begin, she ensured her enthusiastic and timely presence in the room.
As for the Institute, it is essential that every minute spent by the teacher is worth their time. After all, In-service training is a natural and organic extension of a classroom. With this vision, it strives to create relevant and exciting sessions for the teachers and principals who work for the primary schools of East Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation.