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Volunteering has enrich my life! Says Protik Basu

Protik is an Electrical Engineer and a MBA from Coventry University, UK. He is passionate about his work which does not only entail his professional commitments but also his social engagements.

Protik is currently managing Godrej Properties’ facility management portfolio for Kolkata. He has about 10 years of work experience including an international stint at Coventry City Council in the UK.

Protik is a music lover and also plays tennis. At his workplace, he leads a team of 200+ persons. He was awarded the first prize for his MBA at Coventry and has never looked back since.

He is also member of various social organizations in Kolkata as well as a part of various internal work groups in Godrej like Brighter Giving, Good & Green and Godrejoice.

Protik has volunteer to impact lives of school children through his English speaking skills. Today on this International Volunteer Day, we are glad to share the experience of Protik Basu.

What is your role as a Volunteer?

Teaching a group of 18-20 young school going girls from Tiljala SHED – Spoken English.

How has volunteering helped you as an Individual ?

Yes. It has helped me enrich my life as a human being and made my soul happy being able to give back to the society in whatever small way I could.

Your learning from volunteering ?

Volunteering is an enriching experience. However it is seroius business as well and one needs to really plan out his/her project well and split it into small & measurable mini-projects. You also have to be very patient with your class and understand their socio-economic background to be able to make a differemce.

What did you love about your project ?

Teaching is one of those rare professions that keeps your brain young, allowing you to continue your own journey as a student and a lifelong learner. I was reminiscent about my own school days and realised how hard my teachers worked on me so that I could become what I am today.

Share one incident which was the highlight of your volunteering experience

Personally, I experienced many great moments while teaching at Tiljala Shed. However, on a certain class, it was really heratwarming to see a little girl named Rosy, attending the class with her elder sister, kept pace with the other students and participated on a role play effort.

Your thoughts on this project?

It is great platform for all to give back to the society. Being able to see the positive impact you make is a great feeling!

On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to recommend Volunteering to a friend?

10

Thank you for reading it.

Use your skills to make a real difference for a cause that you are passionate about. We always welcome volunteers for regular or one-off tasks. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please sign up here: http://ivolunteer.in/vol_register.html.

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