Amazing experience, truly one of a kind. We were a group of 20 students around the age of 18-23 both males and females from the American University of Kuwait. The volunteering programs differed. We had a choice of going to the orphanage (girls only), teaching and playing with the street kids at a local school run by Sankalp Volunteers, and lastly, teaching at government schools some English and math, all very basic, nothing to worry about. As the number of volunteers in each area varies, we divided ourselves into groups as Amita explained that once we chose a place to volunteer, we could not change it later. At first, we wanted to try volunteering in all three places and be able to rotate. But after volunteering for 10 days, we understood why that was a rule, and thankfully we stacked to it. Going to the same place and spending hours with the same kids allowed us to grow a connection between them and us that both of us needed.
We all of us had a great time and this is because the house was really good safe, had good food, We also met a few other volunteers who stayed at the house the same time as we did, great opportunity to make connections worldwide! After volunteering with sankalp volunteers, Sanaklp kept us updated about the kids whether they got adopted or graduated from school. We truly feel like we are part of the Sankalp Family. Great efforts!