I made a difference, got a sense of purpose: Paathshala volunteer
HT Paathshala has simplified volunteering and reached several young people, encouraging them to help build a better tomorrow.paathshala Updated: May 20, 2016 13:22 IST
HT Paathshala has simplified volunteering and reached several young people, encouraging them to help build a better tomorrow.
“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.
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First Published: May 20, 2016 13:22 IST