Manipur: 28-year-old teaches English to elderly citizens during COVID-19 lockdown
Despite the various challenges led by the outbreak of COVID-19, elderly residents of a remote village in Manipur's Kamjong district along the Indo-Myanmar border have made the best out of it by embracing education in their ways, learning English from a 28-year old man.
Around 20 senior citizens, aged between 66 to 79, have learned multiple English words, writing names and numbers till 1,000, and other subjects for the first time during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The young tutor, Sorinthan Haorei is a part of a non-profit organisation 'Gemson Haorei Trust' and is making various efforts to introduce the elderly of the village to the world of literacy, including his 70-year-old grandmother Shoknaola Hungyo.
"The classes were not only about education. It has brought joy to the lonely elders while they learn to read and write in the classroom," Haorei stated.
Notably, with a population of 600, the village remains a COVID-19 free village with zero positive cases detected ever since the world has been grappling with the virus.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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