SummerCamps for 400 Underprivileged Kids-Bangalore

 
$460
$740
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Jun 12, 2012

Camp # 4 : Crisis Intervention Center

Taking a career-centric session at the Center
Taking a career-centric session at the Center

On the 21st and 22nd of May,all of us went to the Crisis Intervention Center which basically houses destitute women, or women who have been rescued from all sorts of atrocities and women who have nowhere to go. It was a life-changing experience for me to go and interact with these women,especially since I am a guy. I learnt how strong women can be in the face of adversities and the unfair way in which society treats them. It’s an unsafe,dangerous world for them,and women are constantly armed with strength and spirit and courage. I saw it in these women over the course of these two days.

We engaged in arts and crafts where we made baskets,shoe boxes and wall hangings with them. We also played several games and danced a lot to popular music.During the career-based sessions,I was amazed at their ability to dream big and have the will to rise above their limitations. While participating in individual counseling talks,I found that many were not only vocal,but actively working towards their dreams in some small way or the other. While taking assessments,I saw how the women were aware of their weakness, but channeled it positively with their eagerness and enthusiasm to learn.

I have learnt SO much from them,and for me,these two days were absolutely unforgettable.

I know I’ve made a difference,and as they always say, U&I can really make a difference!

 

 

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U&I

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
http://www.uandi.org.in

Project Leader

Ajit Sivaram

Bangalore, Karnataka India

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