The World Volunteer team would like to say welcome home to one of our volunteers, Mr. Abishek, who has been volunteering in incredible India this summer.
Here you can read about some of his experiences and thoughts of the trip.
“The next day I had the opportunity of visiting some classes in the local school. I sat in on an English lesson that very morning and saw many children who really were keen to learn. Then upon interviewing some of them I saw that these children wanted to become doctors, teachers and engineers. They also said they enjoyed going to school and the teachers were role models for them.”
“Soon I began working at the “Stars Matriculation School” I taught many different students during the school hours but I also taught the children whom I lived with. During school my chosen subjects were English for all ages and Math for the younger ages. I also tried teaching some drawing classes in addition to instructing students about how to play badminton. I realized Stars School offered many different kinds of activities for students to take part in as well as a good education. I found no discrimination or any other problems relating to caste or social class. I found the interest in education positive because most students were keen on learning and they had the potential to understand the teachings. Later, on the weekends I taught a small group of older students IT.
This use of technology is important for everyone in today’s modern world. I thaught them the basic programs such as Word and PowerPoint. The group was well behaved and I believe they came out of class with some positive feelings and new tools to help them.”
“Throughout this entire project I believe I have learnt a lot. It has become clear to me how fortunate most people really are and how important education is. Working at Stars School has also showed me that you will need to enjoy your learning if you truly want to succeed because that is what learning is all about. Additionally, I have learnt that strict discipline is a great way to progress in the future and is absolute in education.
I will definitely take the lessons I have learnt and use them to help me grow in the future.”
Thank you very much for sharing this with us Abishek!
We are now looking for new volunteers to join our team in India, if you are interested check out Tamil Nadu – India under Short volunteer trips.