Working as a volunteer for Jaanagraha Centre For Citizenship & Democracy. I was moved by the work they were doing, so absorbed by a newfound sense of purpose, that the experience became more meaningful then I could have imagined.It gave me an opportunity to interact with people from various social backgrounds.This exposure gave me an insight into the various problems faced by people residing in the urban areas.
Working in collaboration with the “Jaago-Re” team,I understood the importance of participative democracy,its significance and ways of bringing participative democracy by starting at the individual level, encouraging the youngsters to vote,creating awareness and facilitating the process.
One of the unique characteristics that I found about Jaanagraha was that there was no hierarchy and there was open communication between all the members of the organization. I felt that I was a part of the change. Though there was a level of commitment between all the members I always felt the freedom to express all my thoughts and ideas.
Volunteering not only helped me to learn and expand my knowledge, but also to grow as a practical person and at the same time was a fun experience.
Janaagraha is a not-for-profit institution started in December 2001 by two founders – Ramesh and Swati Ramanathan. From a movement to include people’s participation in public governance it has now evolved into a robust institution for Citizenship and Democracy. If you would like to Volunteer with Janaagraha in Chennai please mail email@example.com else Click here