By Volunteer Md. Aftab Alam, FHI Kolkata
In my childhood, whenever I used to see anything wrong happening with anybody, I used to feel very bad. And I used to wish If I had some super-power I would have definitely helped them and removed the problems and difficulties from their life. But I was unable to do anything at that time. That was the point at which I got motivated to do social good and support the people who need any help that I can do for them.
But in today’s world, helping an unknown person can put us in trouble. They may be a fraud and cheat us, loot us or harm us in the name of seeking help. These frauds may take the advantages of the feelings and kindness of the innocent people.
At this point, Fly Higher India – FHI appears as a blessing for me. It provides a great platform with like-minded and authentic people who are always ready to help the underprivileged children. In my childhood, whenever I used to see children of 10-15 years of age working at food stalls or begging at the streets, I used to think about their future. I used to ask myself why these children are not going to school. After a long time, I came to know that some of them can’t afford the education and rest of them are the children who have to choose between food and education and definitely, everybody will choose food over education at that stage. I used to feel very bad for them and wished that if I can help them in any way.
With FHI, I get a trusted platform to help the no so privileged children to share some new skills that would help them in their future and make them better prepared for adult life.