“I would suggest everybody to volunteer and experience the joy of making people happy”
Before I could realise I was done with four years of my college. Travelling, partying and socialising was all I did along with my studies. I always wanted to work for a social cause but had no idea of nearby NGOs as I had recently shifted to Mumbai. I joined Tech Mahindra and in the second week itself, along with my colleagues I was taken out to do some social work. It gave me an amazing opportunity to do some actual work for a good cause, in fact I felt fortunate to volunteer for Tech Mahindra Foundation.
As part of volunteering programme, we had to visit slums and inform people about the SMART programme that provides skilling opportunities to youth enabling them enter a career of their choice.
We did some interactive fun activities like street play, taking out rallies to spread awareness about the SMART programme. We told people the benefits of joining the programme and how they can realise new heights. It gave us immense pleasure and inner peace when they showed interest.
While interacting with young boys and girls I learnt that lack of interest and support hinders their educational and vocational capacities. We pledged to help people know about the programme and told them that the Foundation offers the course FREE.
Unexpectedly, we also met a young girl who got job after completing the course from SMART. She happily came forward and shared her positive experience with the people of her community.
The interaction made us love the community and the young people even more. In a nutshell, I would like to say that Volunteering at Tech Mahindra Foundation taught us some beautiful life lessons
“To see someone smile and to know that you contribute something for that smile gives ultimate joy.” Thank you Tech Mahindra Foundation Team and TLS Team for giving us this priceless opportunity.