Durban teacher's viral TikTok scores big for students

ICYMI: Durban teacher's viral TikTok scores big for students

For those who might have missed it a Durban teacher's TikTok on life in public schools goes viral and brings sponsorships to his school.

Dale Debdiyal TikTok Teacher / TikTok

Durban high school teacher Dale Austin Debideyal is making waves on TikTok! 

His video using the "Of course" challenge to highlight the realities of public school teaching racked up over 1.2-million views in just days. 

Debideyal is known for creating a positive learning environment, even going so far as to paint his classroom and purchase a projector himself. Talk about a teacher going the extra mile!

The viral TikTok: Im a teacher in Public Highschool #dalesworld #fyp #funny #foryou #ofcoursetrend #trending #teacherlife #teacher #highschoolteacher #highschool #educatorsoftiktok ♬ original sound - Dale Austin

Here are some of the comments he received:

One person said:
"Thank u to all the young generation teachers that are making school exciting #SchoolofRock"

Another TikToker commented:
“Thank you for teaching our children with care and respect. Hopefully, our govt will invest more in them too.”

The unexpected online fame even led to sponsorships for his school. After his TikTok went viral, Debideyal’s school received 30 cupboards and fans for all classrooms. Take a look at the follow-up video he shared: Replying to @simonetharmiha last one ☝️ #ofcoursetrend #ofcourse #fyp #foryou #dalesworld #funny #teachersoftiktok #teacher #teacherlife #highschool #trending #trend #southafrica ♬ original sound - Dale Austin

Debideyal teaches Grades 9, 10, and 11 and his classes range between 32 and 45 learners each.

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