Those who can,do
Those who can do more,Volunteer
The morning of 29th February was indeed an exceptional one. Showcasing the experiences of students who had taken a Giant leap and Volunteered in the Slum schools of DBM.
Over 100 students from the NSS Units of K C.College, Hinduja College, K.J.Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce and Guru Nanak College volunteered every Saturday of the Academic year in SVM School,Yusuf Meherally School, C.J.School, Salina School,Colaba Municipal School, Tilak Nagar School, Seva Sadan School, Guru Nanak School and Priyadarshini School.
On the last day it was interesting to hear about their work, techniques, experience and Learning through their presentation and panel Discussion.
They shared the effectiveness of Volunteering and the Benefits of the Chalo English Sikhayein Program. They shared their observations that students are curious,cooperative, eager to learn, enthusiastic, disciplined, attentive, intelligent,creative and they understood the importance of Education. It was amazing to see students working as teachers,researching and sharing innovative ways to encourage and engage the new generation to study.
Principals and Teachers of the Schools too were present and they shared that student volunteers bond well with students and this helps to energise students and remove fear of speaking english. They also felt that teaching through the medium of story and games by Volunteers was very effective. They felt that the volunteers are role models for students and great motivators. They appreciated this Initiative of DBM and said that this “Gyan Daan” was a Great initiative in the Right Direction.
Volunteers had a lot to share both academically and emotionally. They shared that they felt enriched and became more patient, resilient, responsible, aware and more confident.
“It was a humbling experience to be in a position to give and to be a part of their lives.We thank DBM for the opportunity and experience”.
“We understood the importance of teachers and the effort that they put in moulding a child’s life”.