Teaching Leads to Learning

My passion towards teaching lead me to Sahaya...A place where we can share our knowledge by teaching. Those were the starting days of my +1, I heard about Sahaya from one of the volunteers of Sahaya. It created a special excitement which made to step  there after two long years. On the first day of session felt excited. There after every session I have headed with a bucket full of energy, which had different  experience from all  other routine days.

Here I learnt to speak with strangers which improved my communication skills.

I learnt to start listening to other people thoughts, ideas which improved my listening skills.

I learnt to start working with strangers which made me to understand the team spirit.

The most loving part is communicating with the kids in their style which creates a special attachment towards them.In the process of preparing for session and  in order to keep them concentrated and  make them to feel  different from their regular classes.

I learnt many unknown reasons for some scientific questions.These lead me to learning while teaching and here SHARING of knowledge had changed to EXCHANGE  of knowledge.

I learnt that every single person has their own talents which are hidden in them and so I learnt to encourage people. 

Time is the most precious one and spending that time with these kids and helping them to gain knowledge in many aspects gives us an immense satisfaction and make us quite different from others.

Proud to be a sahayan….

A Volunteer's Vision for Sahaya

My Vision for Sahaya
My colleague Ravi Teja would tell me about an NGO he worked with on the weekends where he would teach children in the government school. I wondered what made him so enthusiastic about the organization and wanted to know more about it. He invited me along with him for one of the sessions at the school so I could see for myself.
On my first day at Sahaya I learnt that many of these children were from homes which were suffering from poverty. Many of the children have part time jobs on a paper route or delivered milk to make ends meet. However, their enthusiasm toward knowledge was unwavering. This made me realize why Ravi Teja was so passionate about teaching these children and I too wanted to help them on their journey toward education in whatever way I can.
Picture: My favorite quote in the school “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one”.
My favorite songs in Telugu is “Chaduvu Raani Vadivani” from the old movie “Atma Bandhuvu”. The song states “What is the point of education if you don’t have kindness and compassion in your heart?”. When I look at these children who always greet me with warm smiles and genuine gratefulness, I see that they already have what many people lack; a pure heart. This quality coupled with the determination they have to get an education despite the hardships and odds they face, will definitely make these kids the next Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Thinkers, Scientists and everything in between that could make the world a better place to live in.

Meet Srihita - Volunteer in action

Transforming class room into knowledge source

Srihita didn’t discover her interest Sahaya until she met co-volunteers and interacted with children session by session. She was intrigued by the organisation. When she started getting questions from children she found teaching as well as learning curve.

Learning to grow

The experience gave her valuable insights into the challenges children are facing across the gap in knowledge. But it hasn’t been an easy ride getting to where she is today as a volunteer.
"Today when I encounter a question by anyone what is my contribution towards society I can proudly say that Yes I am a volunteer of Sahaya which is standing as a source of guidance towards kids" 

Success regeneration !

Here comes yet another wonderful day of this year #SWECHA 2K17

This year Swecha has a theme-TALENT TEST for kids in their respective schools. It contains interesting questions based on completed syllabus in the academic year(2016). Through my experience, kids became enthusiastic to attempt the test. Volunteers were comfortable handling the kids and explain them the theme. Each and every kid gave a fantastic performance. We can proudly assume that talent test was a mile stone for success .

January 26th is an honourable Republic day which is celebrated to the corners of India.
We Sahayans celebrate it in a unique way, increasing the bond between the kids and volunteers.

Our day starts with flag hoisting with NCC march by high school students followed by prize distribution for the winners of talent test and Anveshana Events.

Individual importance of each team in Sahaya was recognised by volunteers with the help of core team.

We had activities which were capitative. Personally, I felt that was necessary for the interaction of volunteers from all four schools. It was a "Convergence of volunteers, kids and the core team".

Looking forward for more knowledge, events and fun.

Proud to be a SAHAYAN!!

November To Remember

Half term is here – and we’ve rounded up some lovely creative competitions to keep the kids entertained this children's day!

Many children in schools do art, illustrations, posters and stick them on the walls of their class rooms. They often choose a different felt pen colour for every stroke, and emboss each page with a border of stickers.

We thought why don't we hold this contest to give an opportunity for children of the future generation to become more aware of their global environment through drawing pictures.

The competition is for 6th to 9th standard kids and they can draw a story about ANYTHING THEY LIKE.

Full of imagination and artistic sensitivity, children will drew pictures about nature and animals, their families and the surrounding area. The pictures also contain the message towards global environment, beyond borders and difference in their background cultures and languages.

As the organizer, we hope that this contest provides the children an opportunity to think about the global environment, by expressing their inspiration from nature's bounty.
Come join us to volunteer and witness the Artists of the future.

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