P. Chinababu (Teacher)

Name: P. Chinababu
Age: 23
Village: Haripuram

When Chinababu’s father reached fifth grade the financial situation of his family forced him to discontinue his studies in order to join his family working in the fields. This experience made him determined to ensure that his own children would not face the same fate. Luckily, by the time Chinababu was of school age, BCT had introduced their night school program so he was able to help his father in the fields during the day and attend school in the evening. Following primary school, Chinababu was among the first batch of students to be enrolled in BCT’s Model High School . He just recently completed a degree in science and is now awaiting his entrance exam results to enter a Bachelors of Education program, with the goal of becoming a math teacher.
In the meantime he is teaching primary school (grades 1-5) at the BCT School near the Training Centre for the Disabled. As we speak with him his students work quietly with various BCT-created learning materials such as Telugu alphabet cards. This is exactly what Chinababu likes about the BCT educational model: it involves active student participation and fun activities instead of purely lectures and rote memorisation.

He also appreciates the personal attention he received at BCT schools and which he is now able to give his own students because of the small size of classes. In addition, he is grateful for the tailoring skills he learned while attending the Model High School.
He still uses his skills to help his neighbour who is a tailor and earn extra income. Finally, Chinababu says that BCT helped him lose his stage fright and taught him songs and skits that he can now pass on to his students or use to entertain family and friends!
He also appreciates the personal attention he received at BCT schools and which he is now able to give his own students because of the small size of classes. In addition, he is grateful for the tailoring skills he learned while attending the Model High School.He still uses his skills to help his neighbour who is a tailor and earn extra income.