ELIGIBILITY: This program is open for high school and college students who have attended Purna Vidya Cultural Heritage Classes. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam camp participants and Aim For Seva student volunteers will be given a preference.
VISION: To shape global leaders of the future. GYLP program provides volunteering opportunities to students. GYLP participants work with rural children in India as well as partake in a cultural exchange.
DURATION OF TRIP: Two weeks in December, during the holiday break.
LOCATION: SDET at village Manjakkudi, TN (birth place of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati).
EXPERIENCE: GYLP participants travel to rural India, stay in the villages, teach/learn with the children in a rural school, experience and appreciate each others opportunities to “give & receive” and eventually become contributing members of the society. Each GYLP participant will be given a class of students to teach spoken English, written English, hands on science concepts, Indian classical music & dance, history of USA and US sports.
RECOGNITION: AIM For Seva recognizes each participant with a certificate of 100 hours of voluntary service.
COORDINATOR: Srini V. Raman, Chief Operating Officer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Feedback – Testimonials
We are very happy because you are telling a lot of thing to us and you are teach so many things and you also known Tamil and we also known English so we are very happy.
Sadhana akka is our leader, they teach us any Spanish language, I know one sentence, Me llamo Srividya. They teach me in one sentence so I like this sentence very much and I should thank for Sadhanaakka.
Because we did not like play and do like this you come and we do many games.
This is my golden opportunity to talk. In the world many of the member do not speak with the U.S.A. so I got the luck.
There is a new ground, and new more students, another building and groups and in 11th no groups in physics and biology, and there is a computer lab and science lab
I feel very happy. I enjoy. I play the games and I taught akka.
First AIM for Seva Anaikatti home studying, then Swamiji’s told so come to Manjakkudi college.
Feels same. We are connecting peoples service is connecting the same. No difference. We are the same.
Eating, all free. Swamiji has helped me and cared for me.
Very helpful because we are from little village so there is no education facilities so we live in AIM for Seva hostel so very useful and we can study and get our degree.
The amount of respect they had for us was so much, and I was so moved, because we were only a few years older than them.
I realized from this trip that even small contributions alone or collectively can make a big difference in someone life.
This was an eye-opening experience for everyone involved, as 2 cultures met.
The values I learned form this trip are innumerable and I’m sure will play an important role in my future.
Not a single student let an opportunity pass. They all wanted to take part in any and every activity we presented and that truly inspired me.