‘Disha’, Jaipuria’s joint initiative with IIM, Lucknow, aims to provide and encourage higher education among the underprivileged in India. Richa Yadav, Jaipuria student and an active member of ‘Disha’, has done her institute proud by bagging the best teacher award under the initiative this year. Here’s the story of her involvement with Disha and how it has helped her grow.
“Disha gave me the platform to interact with underprivileged children, and to teach them,” Richa says. “I try to create a link between their studies and their future goals.” Of course, Richa is thrilled to win the award; however, she is more excited about being given the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a meaningful guide and mentor.
Richa’s passion for teaching and working with kids is obvious. And, she says that it reminds her of her own childhood days. Clearly, she is motivated to continue her good work now that Disha has provided her with a tremendous learning experience. “It’s the satisfaction and the smiles on children’s faces that motivate me to keep teaching,” she says. “I am grateful to my institute, which has several brilliant committees that are doing exciting work and getting students involved. Disha has made me self-reliant and given me a lot of confidence as well”.
The institute is known for its ability to create well-rounded individuals who move on to become successful, committed professionals. This CSR initiative also works towards the overall development of the PGDM students, and Richa is a clear example of this approach to education.