My Experience

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

My experience with ‘Aspire Oberoi’ so far has been a reaffirmation of my thoughts as of how little things have changed in the field of education. It has also reaffirmed my belief that a small section of the society (albeit very small) is interested in giving something back to the society which has enabled them to grow and reap benefits.
I am proud to be associated with a group which is selflessly trying to help a small section of the society, to enable its future citizens to break the chains of limitation and inability.
In this material world children too are becoming materialistic however, which ever section of society you deal with children still crave for those chosen words which makes them feel appreciated. The beaming smile on children when you encourage them warms even the gloomy part of your soul. It goes to prove that you don’t need a pot of money to raise a child.
A worthy idea, few people, and a place to aid the idea are not enough to run a worthy cause. We are currently in need for assistance from people who have worked for causes such as this and give us valuable insights as to how to gather more students.
We have come at a crossroads within weeks – only one child turned up on Saturday (maybe it is because of the festival season, maybe it is because of something we lag in). Though it hasn’t dampened our spirits it has made us reflect on our actions. It’s taken a lot of time and effort from each of us to pull this noble cause so far and we want to earnestly continue the same. What can we do to propel this campaign forward?
An idea that was brought forward was – Charging nominal fee – a fee of Rs. 15/month – A way to infuse responsibility to come regularly for the class; and financial reward for regular attendance. Who knows whether this will help but one thing is for sure – if there is a way we shall try to find it to keep this ball rolling.
Let’s give it up to the torch bearers of a selfless act.

  1. Padma says:

    That is a nice piece from you, Sudha. Wish and hope we are able to sustain and increase the momentum.

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