‘Working with underprivileged children helped me forget my problems’
An HT Paathshala volunteer shares her experienceUpdated: May 04, 2016 23:36 IST
“Working with underprivileged children has helped me forget my problems,” says Aman Sabherwal. Sabherwal is a business analyst who volunteered for a month at the Pratham centre to work in tandem with HT Paathshala. Pratham is one of the NGOs collaborating with HT Paathshala.
“Volunteering gave me an opportunity to understand the difficulties faced by underprivileged children in their schools. They face a lot of hardship in their lives but always wear a beautiful smile. For one month going to teach them helped me forget my problems,” said Sabherwal. The 26-year-old Sabherwal taught English and Mathematics to the students.
“After a week, the children actually started waiting for me to come and teach them. All of them were very upbeat about learning to speak in English,” said Sabherwal.
Sabherwal was so motivated after teaching the children that if given a chance and if time permits she would want to return to the centre.
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Hindustan Times Paathshala is a CSR initiative to support the education of underprivileged children. Over 60,000 lives have been impacted under various projects of Paathshala since its launch in April, 2012. The volunteering program was initiated on 7 Dec 2015 with partner NGO’s to make volunteering more accessible for anyone who wanted to devote time for children in need. So be it a donation, or a purposeful hour spent with underprivileged children, small actions make a big difference.
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