"That moment when you forget that you are volunteering to help change lives because it is changing yours…"
Volunteering is reaching to the right people on time, with possible services with a true heart of giving. Let alone the rest of expectations, rather see the changes that you trigger as a ripple. When small drops of changes start to collect, often we realize the magnitude much later, not knowing how everything happened and fell-in-place. Ability lost is like being in a place of slaughtered state that is no good than being an object. All the roads to knowledge lead to the place of rebirth; to share to multiply. When in a state of object, so to say...it is necessary to recover the lost knowledge and bring it to the place of rebirth. One such great cause is offering to be a Guru to change the lives of much needed young citizens. Molding the clay when wet (young) is easier than trying to mold the same when dry. Much can be done to shape young ones and to nurture them to be great humans.
I have been volunteering online for a while now. I found eVidyaloka on www.onlinevolunteering.org/en , knowing their cause, I instantly felt drawn to it. I loved every moment of working with them. I initially registered for the volunteer teacher opportunity. But, due to the timing constraints (In terms of time zone, as the classes are conducted during Indian school hours) I could not commit confidently to the role. Being a teacher means that we take responsibility of a class for at least a term, so then I decided to do Content Writing. I love the fact that I learn something new, every day. With every assignment of lessons I was confident that I could do more. It is a very refreshing experience, especially for someone like me who has lots of time. It feels great to work knowing that my time is put to best use.
Evidyaloka connects volunteer teachers to children in remote villages to provide quality education. Below is an introduction for those who want to know more about them. I recommend anyone who can afford the time to look into this genuine organization.
"eVidyaloka is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming the educational landscape of rural India. Registered under the Trusts Act, the organization creates digital classrooms for children in remote villages, with the support of local communities and Volunteer Teachers from across the globe. With standardized lesson plans and teaching aids for a consistent learning experience, the children from government schools receive e-quality education for a promising & rewarding future."
Their Vision: To create a knowledgeable & empowered rural India through quality education.
Their Mission: Connecting passionate volunteers with children in remote villages of India, to provide quality education.
They have about 839 teachers involved, 7,125 Children benefited so far and they have conducted about 23,611 Online Classes.
I feel honored and blessed to have found eVidyaloka. I sincerely thank them for having recognized me as a Content Volunteer Champion for the year 2017. Being locked-in on a Dependent Visa can be haunting and depressing all at the same time. Volunteering is something that keeps me alive here, eVidyaloka has truly liberated me emotionally and mentally. The feeling that my work is being used by others, gives me a sense of inner-peace. It has been a win-win situation for me, I have gained more compared to what time I spent working.
Joy of Giving, Love of Sharing; Nirvana Personified!