Volunteers at HT Paathshala come with the mindset of giving something to society but often go back with valuable lessons and experiences.
“I’ve always felt that each one of us has a responsibility towards society and charity in some form or other is our duty. It’s not just a responsibility but a moral obligation we have. We have a role to play in the kind of society that’s around us. A contribution, no matter how small, in ensuring something better for the next generation has a direct bearing on the future of our society and our own quality of life. So I wanted to volunteer and do my bit. Working with CRY in their Education & Personality Development Program was my first such attempt.
While I went with the mindset of giving, I received a lot and that was quite unexpected. I think children are full of surprises and a refreshing innocence that leaves a positive impact on you. There was also incredible learning. Working with these children opened my eyes to issues that I was unaware of. This experience has only strengthened my drive to continue contributing in this field and not be removed from the key issues in society. I am thankful for this opportunity that HT Paathshala made happen.”
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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