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Review for Bhumi, Chennai, , India

Rating: 5 stars  

i love children! i love playing, spending time, making different kinds of faces, combing thier hair, etc etc. i could really go on. when i was about 14-15 years old,once i was walking in a street where i saw a slum dwelling, lots of children playing on the footpath,i looked at them and thought why are they deprived of a proper home, education and all that we got without asking, why are they roaming about on streets, i blamed their parents. i reached home and the same thought kept hitting me, then i realised it was the lack of education that had brought them to that state, same if they were educated they would earn and live a respectful life, havin all the basic amenities that they were rightful of. ITS THEN that i thought me as a human being should do something for my fellow beings, even little that i could. i then discussed this issue with my friends. and 1 sudden day a friend called and said come over to this orphanage, where we could spend quality time with small children.we went regularly for atleast 2 months but then that orphanage shifted elsewhere. after a long gap(where i was totally involved in studies and personal stuff) i came to know of this ngo called BHUMI through times of India. AND MY JOURNEY STARTED WITH THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE SINCE THEN. i started teaching english to these orphan children. oh my God! great experience the first day itself! all the children gathered around me and i started asking their names. everybody would shout out their names, and after i was done, each one would personally come and ask me"akka do u remember my name? i am ...." that was so sweet. and thats not all, nobody could get to pronounce my name, so they decided to give me a name,and i got many names like, sneha, rose, leen.. these are few i can remember. i loved it!, as i was getting familiar, week after week, i found the kids to be so helpless not knowing the english language,hence not following what i wanted to teach, here was the major role played by the bhumians. they literally trained me! they took all the efforts, special time and care to make me understand how i should teach the kids, in the manner they would follow me the best. they gave me all the tips so that the kids could benefit the best out of me. and i tried it , the very next class, and it was very soothing to see the kids understand me better. ther's a lot of personal care given by each end every member of this organisation, bhumi, if you cant give in your heart mind and soul in those few hours spent with the children, then you cannot be a part of bhumi. they see to it everyone is doing that. they take updates from you themselves, give you tips themselves, and what not. i thought building up NGOs had become a good way to make money for many people, but i was wrong not all belong to that category! BHUMI works towards only one goal and thats EDUCATING INDIA!Which directly effects the growth and success of each and every single citizen of India! HAIL BHUMI, HAIL INDIA!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

set up a school, where all the volunteers would be the teachers, give every child the best quality of education that they deserve!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & i teach the children english.