Ayushi Priyadarshani is a B.A LLB (Hons) student from Symbiosis Law School Pune. She shared with us “I applied to India Vision Foundation for my service learning internship was because of my previous experience with the organization’s work in the Gurugram Central Jail, wherein I witnessed something which changed my outlook with regards to the exercise of the Indian criminal administration. The Foundation has worked at grassroots level in ensuring that lives of the prisoners inside and their children outside the prison go on with minimal loss of potential and efficiency. My short span of work was majorly focused in developing the website content, editing blogs, volunteering for events and legal research. My greatest take-away is that everyone should be given a chance to reform and that hope never extinguishes.”
Shiv Rohatgi, a class 11 student from Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – Founder ‘Itni si Khushi’ shared with us “ For past 6 months I had been thinking of how I can give back to society, which is when I heard about the India Vision Foundation. As I read about the foundation, I was deeply touched by the work they were doing, and immediately decided that I wanted to work with the them. I got in touch with the foundation and we decided to organize a Christmas Carnival for the children supported by them. Honestly. I started out with the motive of building my college resume, however the more I got involved I realized that giving is the grandest act of grace.”
Smera is class 12 student at Millburn High School, New Jersey (USA). Heres’ what she shared with us “ I have always been interested in human rights and education for children and therefore thought that India Vision Foundation would be the perfect place for me to be an intern. Even though, I could not do much of the field work, I know that I was indirectly a part of a larger project and helping in a smaller way.” Smera also helped the foundation to raise funds for Sanjila & Sakina from Asha Deep Foundation(Partner School under Residential Support Programme) for their yearly education Smera Bhatia support through Ketto(Online Crowdfunding Platform).
Madalsa is a first year student in Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam. She shared with us “ It is a very active organization which is truly dedicated towards its end objective and is making a difference in the lives of the inmates and their children. I have been on a couple of field trips and I’ve seen the difference that has been created in person. Interacting with inmates and their children, I have gained exposure and knowledge regarding the working of law at the ground level. IVF has programs and activities for the inmates and their children which will facilitate their integration into the society after release. These activities include gaining literacy, learning tailoring and stitching and acquiring computer skills. IVF has given them an opportunity to learn courses and activities that they might need to sustain themselves after they are released from the prisons. I am grateful to IVF for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”
Moulika is a law student from National Law University, Odisha. Moulika shared with us – “My experience of working with IVF has been one of the best and a lot more than I could have hoped for. Filled with enriching and pleasant days, my work there helped gain an insight into the practical realities of our system and society. After analyzing data, interacting with the victims and their children I had a major change in my perspectives and outlooks. And apart from
that, the joyful experience of spending time with them was incomparable. As a law student, I feel that the theoretical knowledge of law that I obtain over the years, needs to be accompanied with such practical knowledge as well, for me to be genuine in my career. And, that was one thing that IVF offered along with a devoted and warm office
is a first year Law student from Jindal Global Law School she shared with us ” It was a unique experience interning at IVF as I got to work on prison reform research, meet prisoners and understand their predicaments. I am glad I could work here as I feel this opportunity made me understand the working of the judiciary from a completely different side. I also was involved in a community visit, while working with children has always been a challenge for me, with the help of my intern team I could not only overcome the same but also learn better to work in a team. Finally, working in the office under my supervisor was a great experience as she let me explore and work on things I hadn’t before because of which I was able to learn new things. I overall learnt a lot!
Aditi Agarwal, 2nd-year student pursuing BBA LLB program from OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat.
I believe that experiencing a practical side of classroom theory plays a very important role in the growth of an individual. IVF’s unique objective of providing the prisoners with a second chance in life attracted me towards contributing my efforts towards the same. I wanted to know about the various difficulties that the prisoner’s and their families were facing and thus I joined IVF to broaden my understanding of how different people cope with their circumstances.
Kanika is a bachelors in Mathematics from University of Delhi. She loves sketching, dancing and reading. She says “I believe that we only live once, so we should collect as many experiences as we can. Experiences be it good or bad make us who we are.”
Internship period is from 19 April 2018 – 17 May 2018
Harshita is a law student in University of Delhi. She best likes to describe herself as an avid reader. Fueled by her passion to work for the community, Harshita aims to work towards upholding the interest and rights of the society. She believes that ‘hard work puts you where good luck can find you.’
Surabhi Budhia is a Delhi University student pursuing LL.B from the Faculty of Law. She believes that reality is stranger than fiction. Her fondness for real life stories brings her to social work which helps her interact with people from different walk of life and gather newer experiences and help them in whatever capacity she can.
Madalsa Jain is a first year student in Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam. She is studying BA LLB is an integrated course of ten semesters.