Published: Might 15, 2020 3:26:27 pm
In a bid to create recognition about the COVID-19 pandemic among kids within slums, a teacher in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad city created a setting rhyme in Marathi to teach all of them the 20-second hand-washing routine.
While frontline workers tackle COVID-19 on a war footing, teachers such as Sunita Nagkirti are tasked along with creating awareness about the pandemic within hotspot areas, especially slums.
A movie of Nagkirti teaching a group of kids the 20-second hand-washing technique utilizing a nursery rhyme was posted upon Twitter by state sports office Om Prakash Bakoriya.
The teacher, who is associated with the state’s search plus guide programme at Ravindra School here, has been traveling to slums to educate people about the pandemic and dos and don’ts they need to adhere to to prevent it.
“At least 30 people had tested positive in hotspot areas of Kailas Nagar and Rohidas Nagar when I was sent there 10 days ago,” stated Nagkirti.
Initially, residents had been wary of her, but she shattered the ice by distributing necessities and masks, which she purchased from her own pocket.
“Children were worried when they saw bottles of sanitisers and handwash liquids. But I used some popular Marathi nursery rhymes and created a fun handwash song,” she said.
Even adults in slums need to know regarding the level of hygiene they need in order to maintain to fight coronavirus, she added. “Even after this health crisis abates, I will keep visiting these hotspots to teach children,” said the enthusiastic educator.
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