[AI] Teacher with a feel for Earth

RENUKA WARRIER erenuka at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 12:37:20 EDT 2010


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Renuka
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From: "Swasti Mathur" <swastimathur at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [AI] Teacher with a feel for Earth


hello,
are there such maps available in market for VIs so that proper
understanding of maps could be possible?
regards
Swasti
Renuka Warrier wrote:
> 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
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Swasti Mathur" 
> <swastimathur at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 9:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Teacher with a feel for Earth
>
>
> 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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