In the summer of 2022, a few members of the VT Seva Detroit Youth Board partnered with Bright Mind Tutors to conduct our first-ever Foreign Language Camp. This was a three-day online camp conducted from July 11, 2022 to July 13, 2022, to teach kindergarten and elementary school students some of the basic words and conversational phrases of French and Spanish. Thanks to this camp, our participants were exposed to two of the most common languages in the world while also contributing to sponsoring the education of our underprivileged Nethra Vidyala students.
Shrika Atchutuni, Rashmitha Raghunathan, Harish Jaisankar, Soofia Khan, and Oviya Jaisankar, five wonderful high school kids, came together to conduct this camp. Through hard work in putting together a curriculum, creating materials, and extensive promotion, this camp was a great success and was an amazing experience for both these five students and the participants. After the camp, we were short of having raised enough to support a student's education for an entire year. So, Shrika, Rashmitha, and Harish jumped in to satisfy this goal by donating portions of their summer earnings.
This camp was not only an impactful volunteering opportunity for our five organizers - it also provided them with a venue to donate some of their own money to a truly worthy cause. Kudos to all 3 for contribution not only their time but also their earnings. This is a great example of VT Seva’s mission to promote volunteering and philanthropy in our youth. Thanks to their involvement in the youth board, these young volunteers understood this mission and were able to plan and execute a camp from scratch while also contributing to the education of underprivileged students in the process.
Blog Written By: Oviya Jaisankar
Blog Published By: Nandini Cheemalamarri