In today’s changing times, innovation drives quality education. With this in mind, Hitesh Kumar Brahmbhatt, a 54-year-old teacher from Valla Government Primary School in Kheda district, has come forth with an educational instrument that aids hindrance-free learning. Named, the TML Machine, the innovative tool has made it to a book that accounts for 25 other successful experiments in the field of education from across the country.
Crafted out of waste materials such as incense boxes, old newspapers, broomsticks and empty reels of thread, Brahmbhatt’s invention is useful for reading, writing, counting and understanding the smallest and largest numbers. This instrument merges enjoyment and education to make the learning process easier. It gives the students a feeling of accomplishment as they undertake the process themselves and are exposed to practical learning.
Besides stressing ease of learning, Brahmbhatt is also working on spreading social awareness about health issues in Vasna. He has started a campaign to distribute a kilo of ghee to new mothers in the village. The school has also undertaken several measures to increase student turnover. The school premises boast wall paintings, gardens, a tulsivan, Granth mandir, and aushadhi bags for environmental awareness. There are also replicas of tigers and lions on the campus that attract the children and encourage them to attend classes on a regular basis.