“Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”
-Sir Ken Robinson
As an educator, I realize the responsibility and the potential one has for helping pupils find their true potential through creating a suitable environment for them to grow and flourish. I believe in building an education system that promotes inclusivity, diversity and the excitement of discovery.
Science should fascinate children and should drive them to investigate and enquire. My purpose, as a science teacher, is to ignite the bulbs of creativity and not to extinguish them.
Who am I?
My name is Basitha Thasneem. A social activist and educator from India. Architect of "Project F5", a non-profit education initiative of Rise Up Forum (an NGO based in Kerala, India) that provides mentoring, study materials and other essentials for underprivileged children.
After completing postgraduation in Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), I have been teaching in schools and colleges in India.
Education of hope and happiness:
The quality of education one receives, remarkably depends on the purpose of education. Schools focus on learning to know, or at the most, learning to do - one that is meant to increase one's chances of employability. Rather than supporting the students to flourish, or to teach them to live together. As a result, hope and happiness are compromised. The reformation that our system demands can only be fixed through an education of hope and happiness.