“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin
Recognising the need to sensitize young children to the needs of their less fortunate peers at an early age itself, the Mitr ‘Little Helpers‘ programme was initiated in July 2014. However, since the children who opt for this programme maybe too young to actually go out and interact with their peers themselves, they are encouraged to work in groups to create little articles which can be sold in the community. The proceeds so obtained are utilized to fund a Mitr initiative for underprivileged children.
The skills used to make these articles are either shared by the participants themselves, or are taught to them by Mitr representatives, thus making each session an enjoyable, learning experience. When the products are sold, the sense of accomplishment, experienced by volunteers on knowing that they have made a difference in the lives of others, is proof that involvement is the best form of learning.