You never know, you’re a ‘MENTOR’ too!! by Barsha & Aashi

By Volunteers Barsha Bharati (FHI Bhubaneswar) & Aashi Gupta (FHI Bangalore) After her poor performance in her intermediate exams and inability to make new friends due to her introverted nature, Harsha was sure that life would be difficult for her after moving out for higher studies. She joined a women’s autonomous college for graduation and…

Mentor’s Value for an Underprivileged Child by Uppasana and Suyog

By Volunteers Uppasana Baruah (FHI Guwahati) and Suyog Ingle (FHI Nagpur) “In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho [U.S. state known for mountainous landscapes], you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup…

The Transformative Power of Mentoring by Siddharth Dash and Shritama Sarkar

By Volunteers Siddharth Dash (FHI Jaipur) and Shritama Sarkar (FHI Bangalore) “Be who you needed when you were younger.”  The sheer beauty about mentorships beyond their fruitful benefits is the way in which these relationships unfurl. They don’t always have a tag where the mentor and mentee explicitly define their roles to each other or…

May The Model Be Set Right by Shritama Sarkar

By Volunteer Shritama Sarkar, FHI Bangalore I was so tense standing outside the examination hall, flipping pages going through my list of formulae. Yes, it was Math and I was in standard 6 or 7. There were a few minutes left when a friend of mine comes up to me, telling me how difficult it…