MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur in collaboration with Soroptimist Welfare Association (SIBC) observed World Cancer Day. On 6th February, 2023 on the occasion of World Cancer Day an expert talk “Role of Teachers in dealing with children undergoing treatment for Cancer” was organized by MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur in collaboration with Soroptimist Welfare Association (SIBC). This event was organized with the aim of creating greater awareness about how a teacher should deal with children suffering from cancer. Keeping in mind this aim, Dr. Sandra Pinto, Former Deputy Manager and Principal, CanShala, Mumbai. was invited to deliver a talk. The talk focused on various teaching learning strategies as well as other factors such as understanding the emotional status of the children undergoing treatment for cancer. This event was aligned with SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 4 Quality Education.
The speaker for the talk, Dr. Sandra Pinto, has an experience of over 30 years as an Educator and Administrator. Starting her teaching career in 1991 Dr. Sandra Pinto was the former Deputy General Manager (Education) and Principal, CanShala, a very special school for children with cancer that helps to keep the children learning in a child-centric environment. Dr. Sandra spoke about her experiences and memories at CanShala while dealing with children undergoing treatment for cancer. She also shared various teaching learning methods to keep the children engaged while battling against cancer. The most important point highlighted by her was how a teacher must be emotionally strong while dealing with these children. She also talked about how to be a good teacher and the qualities of a good teacher. Dr. Sandra also addressed the questions asked by the participants. From this talk, Dr. Sandra Dr. Sandra emphasized that a teacher plays a very important role in the life of children undergoing treatment for cancer. Overall, it was a very informative session for raising the awareness about the role of a teacher in dealing with children undergoing treatment for cancer.