The internet is an incredible space where you can pick up any skill you desire just by watching tutorials. Whether it's cooking, makeup, or dancing, a wealth of content is available to learn from. Platforms like YouTube and Instagram have given people the opportunity to showcase their talents. In a remarkable example, a woman from a rural area of Uttar Pradesh has gained significant popularity by teaching English.
Meet Yashoda Lodhi, from Sirathu Nagar Panchayat in Kaushambi district, who runs a YouTube channel called "English with Dehati Madam." Astonishingly, she has amassed over 285,000 subscribers.
Yashoda, who comes from a modest background, established her channel for those seeking an easy way to learn English. Her channel description highlights her mission to support people in learning the language and urges viewers to subscribe for more content.
Yashoda, often dressed in a saree and adorned with a bindi, appears relatable and down-to-earth. However, she adeptly teaches spoken English and proper grammar usage to her audience, primarily targeting rural women like herself.
In one of her tutorial videos titled "Only 1 reason for not speaking advanced English. How to think in English to become fluent," Yashoda warmly addresses her audience, saying, “Hi friends, have you been attempting to speak English for a while now? But you've faced difficulties. You've been practicing, aspiring to become a fluent English speaker, to sound advanced, yet you encounter challenges."
Social media users have lauded Yashoda’s effort. One user said, “Highly appreciated. Love to see these efforts spread across North India."
Another wrote, “Ma’am you are doing great. You are an inspiration to many English learners, I salute your efforts. I would like to have a conversation with you, kindly state how I can proceed. I am a homemaker and a business lady as well. Eagerly waiting for your response."