[AI] Teacher with a feel for Earth

Renuka Warrier erenuka at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 07:15:44 EDT 2010


Sorry, I have talked to the teacher.  According to him, it is feasible to 
meet the order from Kerala only.  For others, it has to be made according to 
the instructions in the news paper
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From: "Swasti Mathur" <swastimathur at gmail.com>
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thats really superb!
will these redesigned maps will be available to individuals who want to
have these?
regards
Swasti
Renuka Warriar wrote:
> The Hindu: KERALA
> Kozhikode, July 2, 2010
> Teacher with a feel for Earth
> Staff Reporter  ·   T+
>
> P.T. Mohammed Musthafa, a teacher at the Government Vocational Higher
> Secondary School, Meenchanda, has never seen the Earth or soaked up
> its splendour. But, this visually challenged man has guided thousands
> of students through the planet's geographical contours with his
> specially moulded Braille-globe and atlas. For the past seven years,
> Mr. Musthafa has been depending on these aides to teach students.
>
> Students' help
>
> The 35-year-old, hailing from Nallalam here, modifies globes and
> atlases with the help of his students. Together they emboss Braille
> scripts on transparent pieces of adhesive tapes pasted on the surfaces
> of globes and atlases. With the help of students, he also marks out
> the frontiers of each continent with thin threads. This helps him to
> locate the areas and handle classes confidently.
>
> “Lack of eyesight can never limit the freedom of a teacher if the
> supportive aides are appropriately used,” says Musthafa, who has been
> teaching for the past 12 years. “Many visually impaired teachers still
> depend on usual models and maps available in the market, which they
> are not at all comfortable with,” he adds.
>
> The Social Science Club, headed by Mr. Musthafa, is now on a mission
> to craft more such atlases and globes for the benefit of visually
> challenged teachers.
>
> The club is undertaking the effort without charging extra. “To reduce
> cost, we collect globes and atlases from clients. It takes only an
> hour to design a globe perfectly. We will take orders from schools and
> colleges till July 15,” he says.
>
> “We never feel that he is visually challenged. His classes arouse our
> curiosity in the subject,” says K. P. Arya and Anagha Devan, Class IX
> students of the school.
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