It was a first time experience for me and it was totally life changing. Spending 3 months with the kids made me realise how much we guys are actually missing on to. These kids have been a driving force in my 3 months journey. I think these kind of volunteering experiences should be taken up by everyone once in a while so as to have a different perspective life. Kudos to Smriti and her team for doing such a wonderful and a tough job.
The day I entered the “EastSons GoodWorks” ,the positive ambience over there gave me immense peace ,as I realized I am going to work with those who are working for the welfare, development and empowerment of the deprived sections of the society. Most importantly, the smile on the faces of little ones made me feel delighted and satisfied which opened my way of self consciousness and peaceful mind. In the wink of an eye, feeling of self belongingness aroused in me and I got involved as a member of the EastSons GoodWorks’ highly devoted team. I realised within a short span that,although we, as a team are working hard for better transformation of the children, women and everyone else who is struggling to earn two times meal per day, yet, whatever we are contributing isn’t sufficient. For that, all of us will have to join hands to make them not only stand on their own legs but also become examples in their community. At the end of the day, none of us will deny the fact that, inner satisfaction comes from serving the deprived by putting a smile on their face.
EastSons GoodWorks is a wonderful NGO looking after the education of underprivileged and street children. The main driving force behind the endeavor is Ms. Smriti Mishra, a dedicated and empathetic person. Helping her in her mission is Ms. Rizwana Nizami. They have convinced parents to send their children to attend the classes run by them. The age group varies from two years to about fourteen. The parents work the whole day leaving their children behind without supervision, therefore it becomes necessary that the children who are too small, are not attending school come and spend their time constructively and in a safe environment. During the time that I spent with the children I saw the physical and emotional changes happening in their lives. Each child showed different abilities. Some were good in Maths, some in drawing, some in song and dance, they just needed appreciation and encouragement. The children under guidance gained confidence. They learned the importance of cleanliness, awareness of what is happening in their environment. The children who had not started the basic level of schooling were taught the alphabets and numbers. It was wonderful to see the happy smiling and enthusiastic faces of the children every day.
My good wishes and every success to Smriti and her team!
Education is not just a fundamental right, rather a natural human need to empower us towards awareness. Having stated that, there is a difference between gaining the knowledge and gaining the courage to set up an ngo that works towards the general purpose of better living standards. Supporting, educating and holding the need of so many has been one of the most soulful purposes they have accomplished in the minimal resources available. Kudos to Smriti and her team for engulfing so many in her purpose to spread education to the unseen spaces of the society. Opting to quit her corporate career, she dedicated her time to struggle and convince parents to enroll children to schools, simultaneously helping the parents empower through employment sources. As a part of the journey that I took along for a few steps, I was offered wonderful and creative work space wherein I could work with independence and introduce new creative initiatives towards approaching the same goals in a more effective manner. The ngo feels supportive to not just its own purpose but also the purpose of its volunteers. Wishing everyone and expanding luck.
Founded in 2016, by the members of
We started our incredible journey by
teaching the basic things to the
Today we have enrolled 30+ children
to the nearest Government school.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words!
Let's do some GoodWorks!
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