Dilip Mehra teaches kids to give back to society

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 18:28 IST
Sixty-five-year old Dilip Mehra, a volunteer with HT Paathshala, teaches underprivileged children during his free time. (Hindustan Times)

A retired government employee has been teaching underprivileged children during his free time in the belief that it his time to give back to the society.

Dilip Mehra, 65, has been able to do this by volunteering with HT Paathshala. An engineer himself, he teaches English, Maths and Science to students of Class 5-7.

“I wanted to use my free time in the best possible manner so what better way than this. I had observed that though these children were going to schools, their learning levels were low. I knew that regular coaching would help them. Some of these children are quite sharp so I am helping them,” said Mehra.

Mehra was able to become an HT Paathshala volunteer through the help of NGO Pratham, which is a partner in the campaign.

Read more: Paathshala volunteers help change lives of children

“These volunteers help teachers in maintaining class order and assist them with different learning methods. They also organise extra-curricular activities for the children. The response to the campaign has been immense,” said Pallavi, programme head from Pratham Delhi.

What we do

Hindustan Times Paathshala is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to support the education of underprivileged children. Over 60,000 lives have been impacted under various projects of the campaign since its launch in April, 2012.

Volunteering programme was initiated on December 7, 2015 with our partner NGOs to make volunteering more accessible for those who wanted to devote to the children in need.

So be it donations, or a purposeful hour spent with underprivileged children, small actions make a big difference.

How can they help: if you too have a story to share, We’d love to hear from you. Your volunteering story can go in a long way to in encouraging others to get involved. Together we can reshape lives of these of these children and provide them with a better tomorrow. To share your experience and get featured , write to us at www. Paathshala.hindustantimes.com or #ShareYourStory on facebook and twitter.

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