Community service experience in India by Navya Shroff

Research psychologist at Clymbe. She aspires to dwell deeper into mental health in education through art and experimental theories.

Sanyukta Singh

March 1, 2021

Clymbe does not believe in talking about the Genz all the time. We feel that talking to the Genz and giving voice to their opinions is equally important. So here we have our student ambassador, Navya’s experience of community service amidst the pandemic.

Due to covid, our school couldn't conduct any physical community service however, we did a crowdfunding campaign with Fuel A Dream where we provided writing desks for students at "Single Teacher Schools" & solar lamps for these schools across Tamil Nadu.

Single Teacher Schools are a unique concept which supplements the government schools in Tamil Nadu & helps with the education of children in remote rural areas. 

I had an amazing experience and it made me realise how grateful I am to be going to a fully-equipped school and living in a furnished urban home. Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all walks of life. It has helped me to gain a deeper perspective on life. There is no better way to understand the necessity of helping people in need. It made me grateful for every small thing I have.

Why community service?

Compulsory community service allows schools to help students become more educated about society, how they can help others in need and the impact they can create.

Teenagers of today would rather spend their time watching Netflix, playing video games or reading books. But when we volunteer at an age where social interaction is essential, we realise the importance of giving back to society. The life lesson of service to the needy is just as important in "the real world".

When we do community service we go out in the world and see hunger, poverty, unemployment and realise how privileged we are to have the luxury which a few people can only dream about.

We are living in a protected bubble in a community where we get everything we want. When we go out and volunteer we realise how life is going to be different and challenging after we enter the world of work. So, in my experience, I think community service is important for everyone at least once in life time.

Research psychologist at Clymbe. She aspires to dwell deeper into mental health in education through art and experimental theories.

Sanyukta Singh

Research psychologist at Clymbe. She aspires to dwell deeper into mental health in education through art and experimental theories.

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