The words “Pehchaan The Street School” sounded very unique, making me want to explore the scene, the place and everything behind these words. What did they do? How could they help me work for the benefit of people? How could they help me contribute to our society?
Due to a lack of time and a busy schedule, I never got a chance to explore the same, until one day I finally decided to do something. Being a student, I know how bad the situation of our society is, especially that of those below the poverty line.
So, I filled this online form to volunteer at Pehchaan. When I reached there, it was a small space near Indraprastha Metro Station where hundreds of students were ready with their notebooks and identity cards, waiting at the gate with their monitor, who was busy, making them stand in a queue.
Once the other volunteers and I were inside, the teaching process began. Though denied access to numerous facilities, the children have their own little world in this school where they learn something new every time.
There are children who want to become doctors, maybe because they have seen relatives who were deprived of healthcare facilities at crucial junctures, while some want to be teachers , and many other such professions.
My experience at Pehchaan The Street School has been great so far. These kids never fail to amuse me, I literally wait the whole week for Saturdays and Sundays so that I get get to spend some time with them. When I joined them, Christmas was around the corner and I got to know the children better. Each one of them is good at different things, be it dance, drama, storytelling or something else.
I volunteer here because this is the kind of work I actually love to do. You gain knowledge when you share it, and sharing what I have learnt so far with these kids gives me immense pleasure. I personally feel that teaching them is a learning experience for both them and me.
– By Nidhi