Day Long Volunteering by Intel Employees
ENGAGEMENT AND COMMITMENT WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM INTEL INDIA!
OBLF’s first in-person volunteer engagement event post-pandemic was with Intel India and we couldn’t be more grateful!
The volunteers gathered at the Huskur Government Primary School, Anekal Taluk, set in the outskirts of Bangalore. As always, the exceptional volunteers from Intel are at the heart of this student experience.
About 100 volunteers were divided into groups to work on mural art in newly constructed classrooms, create recognition cards that are to be presented to teachers on Teacher’s Day, conduct a theatre and a life-skills workshop with 350+ students.
The murals were the most coveted attraction for the day: the enthusiastic bunch came up with themes such as Space, values of education, and Indian freedom fighters. The theatre workshop was conducted with around 150 students from 5 and 6 grades, enacting moral stories that teach important life lessons to these students. Stories such as Tenali Rama and the Thieves were performed by students!
With Teacher’s Day just a month away, one group of volunteers was tasked with creating greeting cards for our teachers while the rest of them trained our para teachers in essential presentation skills. With a collective 500+ volunteer engagement hours, the impact of their work was seen across multiple facades.
“I wasn’t expecting the kids to be so supportive and enthusiastic – they kept us on our toes, expecting us to be ready with the next activity!”
– Volunteer, Theatre Workshop
“This is my first volunteer experience and was skeptical as to what it was going to be like. I must say this has been the complete opposite of what I’d imagined, been amazing, and wish I can do this more and as often as possible!”
– Volunteer, Mural art group
“This is my first time Volunteering at Intel and to come to a school after ages to sit in a classroom and work with art supplies is very exciting and nostalgic… Very, very fun!”
– Volunteer, Making Cards for para teachers
“Volunteering is important for our school – the engagement is fun, and the students like to interact with volunteers, we see them opening up and interacting with students from other classes and doing different activities.”
– OBLF Teacher
“The theatre workshop was so much fun! Maybe I should become an actor when I grow up?!”
– Student, Class 6, Participant (Theatre Workshop)
We are thankful for the immense energy, enthusiasm, and impact created by the intel Volunteers; and for the opportunity to recapture the atmosphere and excitement of in-person volunteering!