I SEW MY PUPILS UNIFORM FOR FREE AS A SIGN OF APPRECIATION-BASIC SCHOOL TEACHER ACKNOWLEDGES
The pupils teacher of Prampram Abia D/A Basic School in the Ningo-Prampram Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Evans Nartey Tetteh, affectionately known as Teacher Tailor has acknowledged his pupils for helping him with an idea to take tailoring as a skill.
According to him, since he was posted to the school as a pupils teacher in 2018, one of the challenges he identified in the school is pupils truancy and the major reason for this truancy is their school uniform not being in good shape. He mentioned that, some however, defy the odds and embarrassment of donning tattered uniforms just to be educated shying away from outdoor school activities.
He explained that his pupils inspired him to take tailoring as a skill whenever they ask questions about tailoring in class projects when the only thing he does is teach Home Economics as a subject. Since he had no idea about how to sew clothes, he decided to learn it on the internet in order to gather enough knowledge to teach his pupils.
After passing out from the tailoring education on the internet, he then decided to assist his pupils get befitting school uniforms to wear to school to end the truancy problem as a way of showing appreciation for assisting him learn a trade.
Evans Nartey admits that he cannot sew new uniforms for his pupils but can remodel and restore them. He continued that due to this, he has been able to build confidence and trust between himself and the children. Evans added that the tailoring trade he learned is helping him financially because he gets some tokens from the things he sews from his colleague teachers and other people.
He further said, this is his way of giving back to society and acknowledging the fact that, every assistance has to be reciprocated if the means is available. Evans Nartey Tetteh made this known in an interview with Abena Kyei Boakye, host of Kantanka TV’s breakthrough morning show “Fontomfrom”.
SOURCE: www.Kantankatv.com | Kwaku Amoateng Kyei