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by n. rama lohan
All smiles: Ranchany Lata Rajoo (right) and Vijayal Vellasamy (left) stress the importance of moral values when teaching their young charges at Tadika Senyum Manja.
Even if making ends meet is tough, a preschool teacher beats the odds for the sake of education.
MAKING a difference need not amount to attempting to establish world peace, donating millions to a charity or saving the Earth from impending environmental disaster. It can simply come down to helping a blind man cross the road or volunteering to work in a soup kitchen.
For Ranchany Lata Rajoo, it is helping a bunch of underprivileged kids in Kapar, Selangor, read and write. She runs Tadika Senyum Manja where she teaches 26 preschoolers according to the curriculum set by the Education Ministry.
Amazingly, she does so simply for the love of the job. “I get great satisfaction out of this, knowing that I have contributed to their lives, especially since these kids come from tough backgrounds. Besides, this is an opportunity I never got while growing up,” Lata revealed recently during an interview at her rented double-storey link school house on the coastal road that leads to Teluk Intan in Perak.
Subjects taught at the kindergarten include English, Bahasa Malaysia, maths, science, moral education, music, art and craft, and whatever else a growing child needs to equip himself with, to face the big world out there.
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