As the flurry picked pace, the excitement grew paramount with participants enquiring for the same, curiosity & inquisitiveness pretty evident from their expressions!
"So.. What's This About? Can You Brief Us?"
- Anudeep, Student SOILThe Esha Volunteers left no stone unturned be it through providing information to students or motivating them to record.
Needless to say, the students were very excited & eager to help.
Help implied they had to miss classes & record audio content for Esha..
"We want to help! But we have classes till 6:15! How to go about it?"- Analytics Student, SOIL
It seemed like an uphill task to convince them to stay back after classes.
The time had come to enlighten the students on how just 10-20 minutes of their time could help a Blind person in understanding & interpreting the world he lives in, in a better way.
The Esha Volunteers did succeed in getting recordings in languages ranging from Tamil to Bengali.
The mission resonated well with the students & they could well understand the impact this was creating on the society they live in..
" Yes, it did take time. Yet, I feel like I've done something of greater value today!"- Marketing Student, SOIL
The Impact could be felt in the conviction & tenacity the Participants showed despite the fact that there were multiple takes at recording owing to technical glitches & noise disturbances.
" We thank you with all our heart & soul. You guys have done a great job!"- Shivangi Sharma, Volunteer Esha
In Picture: Two Students supporting Esha in Audio Recordings in Bengali & Oriya at Read Fest
The Experience was enriching & provided lots of learning to both SOIL Students as also Esha Volunteers.
The Impact could be felt, somewhere in between the softened mumbles of students & the sighs of the Volunteers....