Marking this month’s #WorldTeachersDay, The Sreepur Village kindly shared what it is like to be a teacher in The Sreepur Village school.
‘I am Salma Akhter and since 2011 I have been working as a teacher in The Sreepur Village school. I started my teaching career as a community teacher and after that, I joined The Sreepur Village. My dream has always been to work with underprivileged people and that’s why I am here.
‘I feel proud to be a teacher because teaching is a respectful profession. I believe I can help change a nation, I can share my positive thoughts with the children. I love children, when I teach them I feel like I am their mother full of care and love.
‘I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about one of my pupils named Pinky. At 12 years old she couldn’t read and write, but I have since taught her letters, how to write and read so now she can read and write and is studying in grade six.
‘When you work with children, you put yourself in their shoes. I always try to be the best teacher for my pupils. In my life, my students are my best friends.
‘With this profession, there are some challenges like controlling the children in the classroom, understandably some of the children struggle with their behaviour so managing them can be challenging.
‘I want to be a good teacher and I want to build a school where underprivileged children can receive a high-quality education.’
In The Sreepur Village, there are 13 teachers and one education coordinator. Their monthly salary is on average 15,000 taka, which is approximately £144 per month. If you would like to learn more about our education programme then please visit: https://bit.ly/3533icy