Jyothi Iyer,a volunteer shares her experience of teaching with eVidyaloka for the academic year 2016-’17, kids of 8th grade of Sonbad center, Giridih district, Jharkhand.
I am Jyothi Iyer.I live in Dubai, I am a housewife but I am proud to say that I am now a Volunteer Teacher for Science, Grade 8, Sonbad- Moti students, a Very Big Thank You to all at eVidyaloka.
It all started one morning when I kept searching in Google for free education at village schools India and finally came across this wonderful organisation called EVIDYALOKA. I was so fascinated with the concept of how technology is being used to educate children in remote areas that I couldn’t stop myself from sharing my profile and logging in for volunteering. Within a week I could announce to my husband and my family that I am now a teacher in a village school in Jharkhand.
I still remember my first class. Back then I taught Grade 7 Science when I started. The class was full and the children were all excited to see me, well, I was equally excited too. 🙂 I asked each of them their hobbies n interests and I remember one student, a girl named Geeta in the class who danced so well…now my Grade 8 class is very talented too…i have a student, Shyamsundar who writes hindi ‘Shayaris’ and two girls that dance well. I really wish the school could have an annual get together so the kids could showcase their talent. My class assistant, Rahulji has been very cooperative and co-ordinator Amar too.
My experience with eVidyaloka has been simply great so far and each class is a learning experience.I not only teach the children but I have been learning a lot too in turn.
Finally I wish to thank everyone at eVidyaloka for having given me an opportunity to share my knowledge with the children. I am very proud and happy to be a part of this family.