Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Volunteer-University of Washington

Students from University of Washington, Subhangi Kabra

Volunteer Sunandan Divatia School of Science

Students of Sunanda Divatia School of ScienceFreyan Vakharia, Lekha Bhagtaney and Saloni volunteered with Trishul NGO

Freyan Vakharia worked with Trishul Learning Centre (Free Learning Centre for Slum Children) helping with children's academics; field trips; volunteering for escorting children during various inter-ngo competition.

Saloni and Lekha Bhagtaney worked with Trishul Women Empowerment Program (helping with annual reports and market research).

Freyan Vakharia

Lekha Bhagtaney and Saloni 

After Inter NGO Drawing Competition

Academics (Study time at Trishul NGO)

At Inter NGO Dance Competition

Volunteer NMIMS - Ishana

Student of NMIMS College, Ishana Mantri an Intern volunteer with Trishul Learning Centre

Ishana Mantri a student of NMIMS, has all the qualities that are required from an MBA student and a professional corporate executive of the future. Career oriented, sharp, focused, a complete set of qualities that are required for making of a future corporate leadership. These are the qualities she reflected upon the students she was guiding and mentoring at Trishul NGO. Beside helping smaller children with academics she was totally focused on helping one of Trishul student Shruti Vyas who was appearing for 10th Grade (SSC) board exam. She was not only very hard working but a absolute task master with her students, she expected them to put the same sincere effort she put herself. She also offered to help Shruti whenever she required for future career guidance, she was more like an elder sister to her than as a faculty.

Ishana is one of the volunteers who would not just take initiative but ask for more assignments and more work. She shared several ideas with Trishul Women Empowerment Team, and was very open critique for anything she felt was not done perfectly. It was a delight to have a volunteer like Ishana Mantri as part of Trishul NGO team. 

Ishana Mantri from S. B. M NMIMS

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Volunteer-Institute D'Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence - France

Students of Institute D'Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence - France, Guillout Zoe volunteered with Trishul 

Guillout Zoe, the French girl with a sunshine smile charmed the children and women of Trishul NGO from day one. Just like music has no language, with her "happy to help expressions" and "Will", she easily found way to help small children with academics; activities and helping women empowerment team coordinator with some back office work. She actively participated in Women's Yoga Sessions and Women Day's celebration at NGO.  Her active volunteering was cut short due to lock down announced in Mumbai due to Global crises of Pandemic. She had to cut short her volunteering and had to fly back to her home town in France as the lock down kept extending. Children and team Trishul NGO are hoping that we meet Zoe, the volunteer with a sunshine smile after the Pandemic crises are settled if she happens to be in India.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Volunteer - Sofia Polytechnic

Students volunteers of SOPHIA POLYTECHNIC, Lekha and Saloni studying in third year of DRESS DESIGNING & GARMENT MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT. They had to work with an NGO to prepare a designer dress along with Women Empowerment Team of Artisans for a fashion show in september 2019. They had to work in groups for the show to promote one ARTFORM in their collection .

In a Collaborative effort between Team of Girls from Sophia Polytechnic and TWEP (Trishul NGO Women Empowerment Team) The Designer Dress with DRAWN THREAD EMBROIDERY STITCHES was ready in time for the Event.

Volunteer - Madras Christian College

Students of Madras Christian CollegeKodhai Ramalingam, K. Keerthana successfully completely their internship with Trishul.

When I met these two Tamil girls from Chennai on the day one of routine Introduction and Induction session; I though these English speaking girls would face serious language barrier if they were to teach children from Marathi Medium school and work with women from TWEP team, as they did not know even a word of Hindi and Marathi language. But Kodhai and Keerthana proved me wrong from day one as their smiles; happy body language and positive attitude helped them jell very well with both children and women. Over the period girls picked up few Marathi and Hindi vocabulary from children  and Women; Marathi medium children too started conversing with them in English which helped them improve their communication skills in that language.

Kodhai and Keerthana helped smaller children  with their academics and art craft; played games; danced with them; the children had loads of fun. These girls always took initiative and never said no to any request for any volunteering opportunity. They also helped in back office work at TWEP; volunteered for manning Exhibition Stalls for Women Empowerment Product Sales at Corporate NGO Mela.

during Good Bye and Certificate ceremony ... 

Back office work for Trishul NGO

Helping children with Academics and Art / Craft

Managing Stall at Exhibition cum Sales at a Corporate NGO Event

at Dental Health Check up and Awareness Camp