A covid-19 positive teacher in Leh district of Ladakh has become an inspiration for others after he started taking online classes of his students from the quarantine centre.
Kifyat Hussain, a resident of Chushot, is under quarantinesince he tested positive on May 3. However, this didn't dampen his spirits toteach his students online from the isolation centre. Hussain is a teacher atLamdon Model Senior Secondary School in Leh.
Speaking to the Greater Kashmir over phone from Leh,Hussain said that he had voluntarily gone for the testing after a number ofCOVID-19 positive cases were reported from his village. "I didn't want to putmy family or my students at risk so I went voluntarily for the testing."
On May 3 his samples tested positive.
"The principal of my school motivated and supported mefor taking online classes. Accordingly, we sought permission from theadministration who allowed starting of the online classes by me from theisolation," he said.
The school provided him the required equipment forconducting daily classes from 2PM to 3PM through Zoom. "I recorded lessons onYouTube and sent them to my 9th and 10 class students," Hussain said.
"Besides job, teaching is my passion," Hussaintold Greater Kashmir. He believes the support he got from his family wasan "important catalyst" that made teaching from the hospital possible for him.