I made a difference, got a sense of purpose: Paathshala volunteer

  • An HT Initiative, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 20, 2016 13:22 IST
Ghaziabad, India - April 16 Dilip Mehra HT paathshala ramprasth sahibabad near chander nagar . in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Time)

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HT Paathshala has simplified volunteering and reached several young people, encouraging them to help build a better tomorrow.

Danish Ali

“I am an undergraduate at Era’s medical college. Between studies and our clinical curriculum, there’s not much time to unwind. When I saw an ad in the papers for HT Paathshala’s program, it seemed like a good idea. Volunteering as a football coach would not only be a welcome break from the daily schedule, I would also be doing a good deed.

I loved playing football with the kids. They approached me on a personal level and shared their problems and I gave them my advice. To be honest, this gave me a sense of purpose and I felt I am making a difference to someone.

It was a great experience because the kids were very responsive and happy and every smile on their face made my efforts worth it.”

About HT Paathshala

Hindustan Times Paathshala is a CSR initiative to support the education of underprivileged children. Over 70,353 lives have been impacted under various projects of Paathshala since its launch in April, 2012. The volunteer program was initiated on 7 Dec 2015 with our partner NGOs to make volunteering accessible to those interested in devoting time for children in need. Be it a donation or a purposeful hour spent with underprivileged children, small actions make a big difference.

If you’re a volunteer, come forth and share your story. We’d love to know your experience. Whether you teach academics, sports, art or music, your story can inspire others to join this movement and bring about change.

To know more about us:

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Share your volunteering experience at: paathshala@hindustantimes.com

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