Namaste, and welcome to Ek Koshish’s blog! We are very excited to launch our NGO, “Ek Koshish” (Hindi for “One Attempt”). We will be posting updates about our current activities as regularly as possible, and we invite anyone, who can lend us their time, to publish on our blog as well. We are still finalizing our website, but we will be sure to announce information about the site once it is available. We hope our work will inspire you to make time and reach out to your own community to create a happier, more unified tomorrow for us all.
Today our volunteer went to a charitable school in Tigaon of Faridabad, where he has been working since the beginning of the week. Around 900 students attend the school six days a week, where they are taught, given clothes, given two meals daily, and have a safe place for fun and recreation as well. The school has been running for the past seven years, and the oldest class is in 8th grade. In the coming year, the same class will be in 9th grade, while the school enrolls even more students for kindergarten. Even the younger children take science and history classes, with classrooms and facilities which are extremely impressive, with a sports area, computer lab, and library, just to name of few features. The most valuable asset of the school, however, is the beaming children who come eager to learn each and every day.
Today I visited a cow shed, or “Gaunshala” in Mawai, a village in Faridabad, Delhi NCR. It was very special to witness the reverence and care with which the laborers carry out their work. The operation was well organized, as the cow shed houses hundreds of bulls and cows, producing over 100 liters of milk per day, which tantalized my taste buds as I had never relished such fresh, delectable milk. The cows themselves struck me as very peaceful and humble creatures, with a distinct air of sympathy as they gazed into my eyes. As I pampered one of the many adorable baby cows, she neared me and relished the attention. Otherwise, the laborers were happy to see that an outsider was interested in their work, and expressed interest in showing me the ropes whenever I would like to stop by the area. I plan to make another visit soon to get my feet wet and learn more about these tranquil bovines. Don’t forget to watch one of the workers as he milked one of these precious cows!