To teach these children was not just a job for Abhay. He changed the lives of more than 5,000 disabled children
If you think you’re winning you’re winning, if you think you’ve lost you’ve lost, we have all heard these lines and read them in school books but there are some people who make this true in real life.
Abhay Srivastava of Rai Bareilly is one of those people. Thirty-four-year-old Abhay is a teacher (special assistant) in the Basic Education Department but he’s known for much more than that. Abhay has been working for disabled children for a long time now, and is working to connect children suffering with all disabilities to mainstream society.
He believes every child is special and a disability cannot reduce anyone’s talent even a little bit; however, it is necessary that the courage of such helpless children does not break.
Abhay has been training such kids for past several years. In addition to their studies he helps in refining their talent.
A government research tells us that most of the disabled children leave their studies between fifth to eighth class. Because they are heartbroken by their excessive physical problems, which is probably one of the main reasons why they do not connect themselves to the mainstream. Abhay understands these feelings of the disabled kids which is why he works for them.
There are about 5000 children in the district who are under Abhay’s campaign and are currently students of class X and XII.
Regardless of the general opinion about government schools and teachers, these children and their parents love Abhay-Sir a lot. They say that if Abhay Sir had not given them the courage, they never would have understood that disability is just a state of mind, nothing more than that. If any person wishes to complete his dreams with full dedication and courage, then nothing for him is impossible.
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