In this edition of our ‘Volunteer spotlight’ we are introducing Mr. Girish, one of our YFS enthusiast.
Girish is involved in a number of YFS projects and activities like ‘Give paper back’ project, summer camps,
Fruits distribution in hospital at Ugadi, etc in an attempt to bring smiles on the faces of people in need.
A 2014 BE (Electronics and Communication) pass out and a web-designer by profession, Girish sets an example for
today’s youth on how the free time can be effectively utilized for a higher purpose in life.
While preparing for competitive exams for higher studies, he came across YFS through social media and has not turned back after that in his continuous endeavors to do something for the downtrodden.
One of the project which interests him greatly is “Give Paper Back”. The project is about recycling unused pages of old notebooks to create fresh notebooks for students from rural areas.
The project involves co-coordinating with schools and doing campaigns to collect old notebooks. Working on other aspects like collection, segregation, transportation etc to bring fresh recycled notebooks for the students from rural areas.
He tells that initially it was difficult convincing schools and getting their permissions for doing campaigns.
After failing for a couple of times initially, he decided to quit volunteering. This is when Mr. Ranjit from YFS came as a motivation for him saying “Do not worry if few schools didn’t give permission, at the end of the day you will be satisfied for trying at least for something good.”
What a wonderful words, reflecting the essence of Geeta-“Don’t worry about the results..Just keep on doing your work.”
The other volunteers of YFS were also of great motivation for him to continue his good deeds.
Some other activities that he is involved with include “Conducting Summer camp for Government school kids”, “Distributing fruits in Government hospitals during Ugadi” etc.
At the end he says, ”
I really loved the people, environment in YFS. I would like to tell that this volunteering period I spent with YFS is one of the happier moments in my life. 🙂
This is one place where one can be definitely satisfied for their volunteering at free time.
It would be really great if more volunteers come into action for NGO activity, so that a greater change in the society can be brought.”