Eight years of volunteering with Vibha, has been more than just a commitment for Chandrala and her family—it has become a journey of witnessing dreams unfold and being a part of transformative experiences. In this heartfelt reflection, Chandrala shares the impactful moments from her recent visit to see Vibha’s fundraising initiatives in action.
Seeing Impact at the Grassroots: A Firsthand Experience:
For the first time, Chandrala, her husband, and their 12-year-old daughter had the opportunity to witness the tangible impact of Vibha’s fundraising activities. Engaging in events like the Kite Flying Festival and the Vibha Gala has been a regular part of their volunteering journey, but this visit provided a unique perspective—an up-close encounter with the grassroots impact.
As they interacted with the children benefitting from Vibha’s initiatives, one striking aspect was the children’s fluency in English. Chandrala attributes this achievement to the dedicated teachers who have embraced the OSAAT platform, nurturing the students’ language skills effectively. The children, with dreams as vast as the sky, shared aspirations of becoming teachers, doctors, software engineers, and collectors. These dreams, Chandrala emphasizes, are crucial for empowering young girls and propelling them toward greater achievements.
Appreciation for Vibha-OSAAT Program:
The teachers expressed their gratitude for the Vibha-OSAAT program, highlighting the valuable support received from technical assistants. The commitment to understanding the program and instructions, going through them multiple times, reflects the dedication to ensuring its effectiveness in the classroom. It’s not just a curriculum—it’s a lifeline for these students.
As a fundraising volunteer, Chandrala acknowledges that while they often see impact numbers, witnessing the individual transformations at the grassroots level is a rare and eye-opening experience. It’s the stories of these children, their dreams, and the dedication of teachers that truly encapsulate the impact of Vibha’s initiatives.
Gratitude and Giving Back:
Chandrala expresses her family’s gratitude for the opportunity to contribute and make a difference. During their visit, they provided stationery and books, initiating conversations about the vast possibilities awaiting these young girls. The experience left them inspired to do even more for Vibha.
Chandrala’s journey with Vibha is a testament to the power of grassroots initiatives and the profound impact they can have on individuals. Through her words, we catch a glimpse of the dreams unfolding, the aspirations taking flight, and the dedication that fuels Vibha’s mission. As volunteers, they don’t just raise funds; they become witnesses to stories of empowerment, resilience, and the boundless potential within every child.
Credits – Original story provided Vibha volunteer Ms. Chandrala Malkood