By Shaunak, Software Engineer, Chennai
I work for an IT firm and into software development. I came to know about the “Khushi” initiative through a friend of mine in Mumbai who is also into software development. First and the foremost, I must congratulate the effort.
Now, I think sometimes we do certain things in enthusiasm and not realize our own efforts. I believe in appreciating efforts that we also put-in to make others happy.
At home, when back from office, I am mostly in office mails and my pending work. This is also the time when the milk-man would visit. I was watching this for over a month that the 12 years old son of my ‘Milkman’ used to see how I work on my computer. When his father is busy pouring milk from the container, his attention never got away from my computer. I used to notice this quite often, smile to see his interest, but never thought of asking him. Once I read this blog and also how much important are small efforts, I decided to address his curiosity.
He informed me that, he has computers as part of his studies but he is unable to learn much as the number of students in his class are quite high and the computers are not sufficient and thus teacher gives quite less time to each student. Result, he is unable to cope-up in the class.
I could not believe when he also informed me that he comes with his father only to see how I work on computer and one day he would ask me for help.
His innocence did not allow me to say NO or I am Busy. I agreed to give him 1 hour of my time, 2 days in a week and asked him to bring his text-book. I have had five class with him so far, which is on basics and I am quite amazed to see his grasping power.
If ‘Each One Can Teach One’ in spare time, I am sure we would be able to address a whole lot of education in under-privileged children in India.
For once I decided to take the responsibility on my shoulder, my contribution to the society. It has given me an immense innner satisfaction.
I must admit, the blog “Khushi” made me conscious and I could not ignore the curiosity of this child. I feel happy that something inspired me to do a nice work.
Care for the Underprivileged Children