A Miracle in the Classroom
Nagaraja. H . Hubballi is a student who joined SiV classes with little to no reading or writing skills even in his mother tongue, because of his learning disability followed by a lack of interest in learning. Especially in rural areas, awareness about learning disabilities among children is little to absent. This forces such students to drop out of school, and even the parents have a disinterest in addressing the issue, labelling the child to be simply incompetent. But, some are fortunate to find teachers who do everything possible to reignite the spark of learning in the children.
Shailaja is one such teacher who happens to teach Nagaraj. She shares, “Initially, he was not able to read or recognise letters. But after a few months in the classroom, he started recognising letters from his name.