Global Encounters: My Summer Service Project in India- Tahir Mawji

Service to others is a significant aspect of the Scouting Movement, and as a member, I strive to not only serve the local community, but the global community at large as well.

By TAHIR MAWJI, YOUTH SPOKESPERSON & VENTURER SCOUT, CANADA

During the summer of 2018, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to India with a non-Scouting group of individuals from around the world to work with the local schools in Hyderabad. Service to others is a significant aspect of the Scouting Movement, and as a member, I strive to not only serve the local community, but the global community at large as well.

The purpose of my group’s trip was to help implement a sustainable change that would be beneficial to the learning environment of some of Hyderabad’s students. After being divided into smaller groups and assigned to a specific school, my group was able to global-encounters-ysp-1interact with the students and teachers to learn about their education system. Friendships were made, and a sense of trust was established between our team and the Hyderabad students. Through our observations and class discussions, it became quite clear to us that the students were lacking the necessary materials required to learn, and that they did not have a clean space to play in during their breaks.

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