In a time when everything seems sombre, an eight-year old’s heartwarming message to teachers sure brightens up one’s day. Farzad, a Bangladeshi boy shared a thank you message for teachers on a placard via Twitter. The post was shared by UNICEF Bangladesh and then reposted by UNICEF.
With lockdowns all over the world, teachers were forced to move their classes online as schools, colleges and other educational institutions have been forced to shut down. Teachers had a very small window to adapt to this change.
To acknowledge the handwork the teachers put in during the time, Farzad created a small video message thanking them for their efforts. In the video, Farzad is saying that teachers ‘are trying to inspire us that anything is possible.’ The video ended with him holding a placard that reads, ‘Thank you, teachers, for helping us while we are at home.’
Making a move to digital learning has come with its own set of challenges for educators, children and parents. While teachers have been trying to make lessons as interesting as possible, parents have been complaining that they do not want their children to spend a lot of time in front of the computer.
Farzad’s message has touched many hearts and have garnered several positive responses.
UNICEF, while reposting the video wrote, "A big shoutout to teachers all over the world for doing everything they can to support their students during the #COVID19 pandemic.”
“This warmed my heart so much. What a lovely message from such a kind young child. Children are our future. We must protect them at all costs and continue to give them hope and magic in their lives. Love this,” wrote a Twitter user.
‘Simply adorable,’ wrote one user and ‘Thank you from a teacher,’ wrote another one.