Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Navjyoti India Foundation, Gurgaon, Team of 6
My internship was placed by our college itself in the first semester because our college procedure says that in every semester we have to an internship in the vacations.
This NGO is founded by Ms. Kiran Bedi and it was was near Bhondsi Jail. If anyone is interested then they can apply directly from there website or write at Google “Internship at Navjyoti Foundation, Gurgaon”.
Duration of internship and timings
My internship was for the period of 1 month and I have to report at NGO at 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.,.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
We went in a team, we were 6 of the same batch and we had to go and meet the in-charge and she make us visit to the NGO and told about the working of NGO.
Then, she told about our work to do door to door surveys. The infrastructure was very simple and good, they had big solar panels and different equipment working with solar energy. They had different types of plantation including vegetables and fruits.
We were divided in 4 teams and we had to go in the villages and fill the survey forms about the common problems like electricity, sanitation etc but as we were from the law college so we kept asking them about there legal problems.
We went in 3 villages and after filling off the forms we used to went to the famous lake just 4-5 Kms from the NGO.
Its called the ‘Damdama Lake‘. Every Sunday there was a Sabha in which all the people of villages are invited with there problems and the NGO people used to work on the problem as a team.
Work environment and people
The staff there was completely dedicated to social service work and they always kept them busy in some work and they also provide free schooling to near by children’s who couldn’t afford the school money and they also provided classes to women who wanted to learn the work of stitching.
Though the people were very cool minded and very helpful.
The best thing was the Damdama Lake because whenever we got tired, we used to went to that places and had our lunch.
As such, I never find any bad things there.
The lesson I learned was that even if you became any top shot lawyer or any entrepreneur, we should join any NGO to know the reality of life and help those who couldn’t help themselves.