It’s so easy to take things for granted; so simple to want more. Only on being sensitized by such an experience, could I be more appreciative of all the things I am so lucky to possess. ‘Things’ not even materialistic in this case. Simple pleasures such as falling asleep on the couch and waking up in bed, being appreciated by an elder, being thanked for doing something, etc. Actions like these hold such a deeper and profound meaning now, knowing how lucky I am to have things which I so simply take for granted.
Overall, volunteering at Mitr has been a beautiful experience that I shall cherish for a long time to come. I hope that we can add to the family with more caring volunteers, so we could spread the love and create one smile at a time. – Armaan Dua
It was fun teaching the children, learning with them, understanding them and learning their language. Overall, it was the best experience I have ever had. I am proud to be a part of Mitr!- Krishna Nigam
MITR – A Friend Indeed is the first organisation I’ve ever volunteered for. I wanted to experience something different and, for a change, do some social work.
Visiting Sofosh and Arun Aashray was definitely an amazing experience and the holidays have never been better – thanks to all the children I came across. The pleasure I achieved by bringing smiles on their innocent faces was overwhelming. Also, having volunteers who are my peers added a little more fun to the experience.
Being a volunteer for Mitr, has been wonderful, so far, and I hope to have more fun and crazy times with Mitr in the future.- Anukriti Krishna
Mitr has made me very happy, it has helped me become a better person and obviously ‘a friend indeed’. – Arbaaz Ali Jeena
When I think of NGOs, I think of those underprivileged children and orphans et al, and that it’d be a great thing to actually contribute to society, with a few good deeds towards these kids so that
1- We feel happy and have a feeling of contentment within us
2- Make the kids feel joyful, be it for a day
At the end, we’ve definitely learnt one thing – making another individual happy, might just be the trigger to our happiness. – Varun Chavan
As teenagers, we don’t value most of what we have…and are often left with the feeling of infelicity when it comes to not getting what we want. This workshop helped me be more grateful and appreciative. I learnt this from the kids who lit up even when they got something as little as a sweet or a crayon.
I loved it when the kids would suddenly,break out into song and then we would all join in along with them or when they used to yearn to be carried every second and wouldn’t let go! Everyday was like a journey..and with each passing day the bond
between the children and I grew stronger. We taught them how to paint, draw and even make beautiful ladoos while they were indirectly teaching us how to feel like kids again!
These kids are all so special and gifted and I am honored to have been a part of their big family! The experience would not have been complete without all the amazing and dedicated volunteers! I’ve made a lot of friends and memories along the way which I will treasure forever.
MITR, you are truly a friend indeed! – Rhea Rebello
I’ve always wished to be an active member of a social organisation and I’m glad I took the step of joining MITR. What makes this organisation truly beautiful, is its compassionate and dedicated members, striving harder and harder to make this world just a little more human and livable by brightening as many lives as possible.
On a brief account of my journey, so far, I’d just say ‘I’m learning the attitude of gratitude’. – Hussain Harianawala
Working with Mitr has been a very revealing and enriching experience. I realized that there are many small things that can be done to contribute towards society. What is needed is a bit of sensitivity and the willingness to do something worthwhile. I believe that education is a tool that empowers individuals, but above all else, it is the right of every child.
Honestly speaking, I am equally learning through this process. It has helped me develop a lot of soft skill and communication skills. Basically, Mitr is helping me explore myself which I think is a complete win-win situation.
Let that be the interactive sessions they conduct, or spread awareness through music, dance or drama, or teach a room full of children life skills and spoken English. Every task is challenging, informative, educational and interactive, all at the same time.
Also, the continuous guidance and opportunities provided by Mrs. Eates adds up to the whole experience Mitr is all about. Mitr has been one of the best decisions I’ve taken in my life. – Sushobhan Sensharma