Determination Over Negativity is a belief that anything is possible no matter who you are or where you come from. For, Upendra Kumar Yadav, an 18 year old class 12 student, nothing is impossible even when he has disability in both his legs.
Yadav has been giving free-of-cost lessons to 60 children who come from poor families and cannot afford to pay for private tuition and do not have access to online classes.
Physically challenged, it takes him about half-an-hour to cover a distance of one km to reach his ‘class’, which is an abandoned school near Jharkhand’s Maoist hotbed of Chatra district.
But he does not mind taking the pain because it gives him immense joy to help these children. He lives in a mud house with his mother and four siblings. His father, who works in Gujarat is the only earning member of the family. It is with his immense hard work that Yadav has completed his Intermediate studies and wishes to study further.
Yadav, has been teaching children every day for last 10 months since September 2020 because he doesn’t want them to remain uneducated.
The administration is ensuring they provide Yadav all the help in his efforts.
Yadav, who will be writing his Class 12 exams this year, said he wanted to become a teacher so that he can continue this drive to make everyone educated.