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Volunteering is a lifestyle. It has become my way of living!

Mrs. Jayasri is one of the senior volunteers in Youth for Seva. She has put in a tremendous effort into bringing a positive change, in many of the underprivileged kids and the needy. Not only is she a passionate volunteer and an accomplished mother of two,  but also a Mentor to many of the young […]

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Continuity in community service does bring impact

Mrs Archana Sanjay, a psychology graduate and a homemaker by choice has been teaching spoken english in a government high school. For Mrs. Archana, decision to get into social work was not based on a single incident but a well thought out decision arrived at after observing the society over a period of time. Having […]

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Change in society needs to come from the grass root level

Mrs. Shobha has been involved with YFS for the last 1.5 years. She was a Political Science teacher in a Delhi school for almost 28 years. She moved to Bangalore in 2013 along with her husband, due to his health issues. After her husband’s sad demise in 2014, she was introduced to YFS by Paranjyothi, […]

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13 YEAR OLD KRITHIKA’S TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Here’s a report from 13 year old Krithika, from NJ, USA who taught Spoken English for 2 months at Shishu Mandir, KPHB. Krithika’s experience in her own words. I went to India with the intention of teaching English to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders for two months. Youth for Seva helped me meet with the principal […]

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The experience gained at YFS was invaluable

Tejaswi Lanka, an Engineering graduate, began his volunteering with Youth for Seva in 2011 December. As an engineering student, he had heard about Teach For India from a senior and was inclined to join it; but he decided not to  take it up immediately out of college. Instead he chose to spend some time as […]

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Lose yourself in the service of others

This month we got in touch with Youth for Seva volunteer Rashmi Udayraju, a final year engineering student at R.V College of engineering, Bangalore to share her experience and inspiration to volunteer… ” Being a follower of Swami Vivekananda, I always wanted to stand up for a cause. I got to a platform to do […]

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“Volunteering washes away all stress”

Murali, another volunteer introduced through the YFS volunteer network, has been with YFS since 2009, teaching English and Mathematics at Vivekananda School. He began with 5th standard students and as the number of volunteers increased, he started to work with 6th standard students. Apart from teaching, Murali used to conduct intra-school storytelling and drawing competition […]

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YFS Hyderabad – Seva Vacation at Paderu – Amarnath

Namaste, YFS Volunteer Amarnath from Wells Fargo spent 10 days with the tribals in Paderu, Vishakapatnam to experience their way of living.   He shares his experiences: Tribals – what can I say about them. I felt it as heaven. The things that I observed in all the villages I have visited are: Hardworking, Innocent, Pure […]

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I derive joy in their accomplishments

Ms. Roopa has been volunteering for YFS for two years now. She is a housewife who takes pleasure in practicing yoga and indulges in singing as well. She was always keen on volunteering which can be attested by the fact that she used to take weekend classes on religion and Kannada the thirteen years she […]

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