We LOVE volunteers.We wouldn’t be exaggerating if we said that volunteers are our greatest resource. Along with their skills, they bring in fresh perspective, ideas and experiences. The fact that people are willing to dedicate time for the benefit of their community along with themselves is a valuable resource in itself.
We have had several volunteers in the past three months, all of who have contributed to our work in their own ways.
A group of interns from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications (SIMC), Pune shared their feedback on redesigning the Aasraa Logo, Brochure and Project Book (which we will be launching soon). They also made a short film on drug addiction which is so common to be found in children from the street and slums.
We also hosted a team from Asian Paints who volunteered with us for a month as part of their CSR programme. The team interacted with the children at Unnayan Shiksha Kendra and ISBT and the children loved it. Asian Paints also donated two Smart TVs and is now going to look at setting up a Painter’s Certification Course for our young adults who may not be capable of higher education.
Another group of volunteers from Graphic Era Institute of Technology, Dehradun and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun worked on a survey that dealt with the populace that Aasraa serves. With guidance from our staff, these students designed the survey, implemented it and are now in the process of analyzing the findings. We are confident that the survey results would help us immensely in understanding the impact of our work, our perception in the community and identification of gaps (if any). Some of the insights gathered have already helped us improve our current data collection mechanism.
Gavin, from the University of Ottawa, Canada also volunteered with us for a month. He not just worked with the outreach team but also taught English and Science to senior boys.
We would also like to thank Mrs. Saxena and Mrs. Badoni, both of who are amazing teachers. They have been volunteering with us for a long time now. The experience and work ethics they bring on board, not just helped our children but also inspired our teachers.
If you would like to or know anyone would want to volunteer with us, please drop us an email at email@example.com