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The First Winner of 360 degrees of Kindness Sakshi Bansal - Helping volunteers LEAP forward

Formulation of a multi-focused model for volunteers to allow them to get good training and impart it to privileged and underprivileged sections of the society for quality education, personality development and community building

SDG: 8 (Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all plus SDG 4 (Quality Education)

Act of Kindness:

New Delhi, India

The model LEAP-Literacy. Empowerment, Ability & Participation, founded in 2017, works in 6 areas of Delhi. It serves the underprivileged and the privileged sections and works for adults and children equally. It guides the volunteers in tackling different situations faced in the field and provides tips to conduct themselves and the program effectively. It focuses on solution providing for varied scenarios (like lack of formal education, low awareness in adults, low leadership skills in privileged society etc.) and also uses social library concept. Herein, strangers meet in a positive and facilitating environment to discuss openly and one-on-one their fears, insecurities and life experiences. It builds the community. T

People impacted: till date the program has benefitted over 1000 participants with year-round work done by 300 volunteer force. The motive of developing this model came through my personal experience on solo travelling in India which helped me to develop my own personality and the reflection on the volunteer years as a teacher in various NGO’s where volunteers were often clueless about how and what to do with the kids. The agenda is to give quality education (formal and informal) to all ages and sections of the society along with the value of choice and trust building.

                                                                                       Sakshi Bansal, New Delhi

Contact details: r.bhatnagar@unesco.org