Pictured: Student volunteers and Laksh community members
We are delighted to report back on another successful summer of activity in rural Haryana, India.
Twelve student volunteers from across the University travelled to India this summer to live and work at the Laksh Foundation, an NGO in Haryana, India.
The Laksh Foundation offers free extra-curricular tuition and supervision to 800 children aged between 3-18. Our student volunteers helped to educate and inspire the children in the community, many of whom do not regularly attend state schools and often drop out early without gaining formal qualifications. They also work with the local teachers, focusing on their spoken and written English, building their confidence in the classroom and introducing new and innovative methods of teaching
As well as making a difference in the local community, the programme also provides the student volunteers with an exciting and meaningful experience.
“I have gained a whole new outlook from my time at Laksh. I felt like the best version of myself when I was there; organised, happy and energised by the enthusiasm of those around me. I have made life long friends and made a positive impact on the teaching and learning in the Laksh Schools."
Iona Murphy (Second year, English Literature)
“I couldn’t recommend the programme enough. It’s a truly unique experience where you’ll become so invested in the people that their challenge becomes your challenge and their inspiration becomes your inspiration. If you want to spend the summer learning yet having the time of your life Laksh is the place for you.”
Jasmine Finlayson (Masters student, CES)
"I had the most amazing time, and the opportunity to spend a month with Indian people allowed me to understand the area and opinions on the country more than I ever could without them. After seeing the difference in life and opportunity for the villagers and myself, giving them everything I could to improve their education was the least I could do…I would absolutely recommend the project to any future volunteers, to see a different way of life, meet some of the most amazing people and question their own life and aims for the future.”
Daisy Watson (Second year, Mathematics)
Thank you to everyone who supports the Warwick Laksh programme here at Warwick. Would you like to donate to the programme too? You can use our secure online donation form today.
What are you doing next summer?
By being a part of the Warwick Laksh Programme, you will get a unique chance to made a real difference to the lives of underprivileged children in rural India and benefit from an exciting and meaningful global experience which will benefit your future. Read more and apply online today.