NSLI-Y students in India took part in a community service visit at an NGO called “Vidya and Child,” which works to close the education gap for children belonging to the underprivileged section of society. NSLI-Y students and their host siblings visited the NGO and engaged in activities such as storytelling, playing games and teaching poems to the children at the NGO. The children taught the NSLI-Y students Hindi poems and dances.
Throughout the summer, NSLI-Y students developed relationships with children by leading games, holding conversations and teaching them about American culture. NSLI-Y students used their Hindi skills when working with the children, and even presented them with a note to express their gratitude, written in both English and Hindi on poster board.