‘I look forward to classes with children’: Paathshala volunteer

  • An HT Initiative, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 12, 2016 15:19 IST

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HT Paathshala has opened doors for many first time volunteers to get over their initial hesitation and have a rewarding experience.

Manoj Kumar

“I wanted to help in educating underprivileged children. It’s up to us to ensure they get access to the same resources wherever possible. So I volunteered to teach children English, writing and singing. We did a lot of fun activities together. The children and I had a great time when I read stories to them to teach them English or worked on activity books.

The children were so warm and full of enthusiasm. In just a few days we had a special connection. They looked forward to my classes and I waited with bated breath to see them again. This was my first time volunteering but I know it won’t be my last. I’ll be on the lookout for more such opportunities. I really want to thank HT Paathshala for giving everyone a way to interact with children and help them get an education.”

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.

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