Supriya Kumari - 67

AUG. 11, 2020

Curtain Hug

When I was pursuing my graduation from Patna Women’s College, I was an NSS volunteer for 2 years. It allowed me to teach underprivileged children for 2 to 4 hours a week. They assigned every volunteer a child, and we had to take their responsibility and teach them so that they can learn and grow in their future and improve their financial condition. Education is something that can change a person’s life completely and help them have a better life ahead based on the hard work they do.
My student’s name was Aman, and he was the youngest amongst all his siblings. He was a very bright student and always completed his homework on time.
One day, he didn’t come, and it worried me if he was fine or not, but I could not contact him. The next day he came, and I asked him about his absence the previous day. He gave me a chocolate and said that he was enjoying his birthday on that day. Finally, relieved, I took the chocolate from him. I bought a small gift for him. It was a storybook, and he loved that.
We shared a very sweet bond, and I continued to be his teacher for a year. Later on, I could not continue my work as a volunteer because of my studies in the 3rd year, but I always missed teaching Aman the most.
This is my short but cute story when I helped Aman in his studies and became his teacher for a year. It gave me a sense of satisfaction and peace when I helped these underprivileged children so that they can have a bright future and grow in their respective lives.