This trip was an eye-opening experience in many ways. Having spent considerable time as a volunteer and projects coordinator behind the scenes, it was an incredible experience to witness the execution front on the ground. This trip served as a personal milestone, both as a volunteer and a contributor to the program to visualise the impact. Simply watching the children benefit, expand and grow their opportunities brought immense satisfaction and gratitude. This will remain a memorable trip for life.
The two day trip was well organized by the ILP team in India. I got the opportunity to visit various program sites in remote areas of the state. We visited anganwadis, primary, upper primary and high schools. The interaction with the students, teachers, local community elders helped me understand the challenges and how we are making progress in improving education for the children. It was reassuring to see the level of dedication and passion from the team. I have compiled a 2mins movie summarizing my experience. PC: Rajkishore Govindu
It was a pivotal moment for me to witness the impact created in the brick kiln community and how their children benefited by ILP-Integrated Rural Community Development Society(IRCDS) intervention. Though the challenges are enormous, I felt optimistic seeing the progress being made. At both these projects I saw the capacity of the people to be responsible for their own development and the level of involvement of the community itself. Meeting children who are now motivated and dedicated gave me the assurance we are on the right path.