This world which is divided by boundaries, race, colour, religion united to face the common enemy. At times, it makes you think pandemic like this happens for a reason.
The pandemic made us stay in our home for longer periods than we ever thought.
It gave us time to do something beyond work.
It gave us time to spend our time with family.
It gave us time to connect back with our old friends.
It gave us time to reflect back on our life.
It taught us to appreciate the small things in life.
It told us, not to take things granted in life.
It made us to live LIFE.
For me personally, 2020 is an year of fightback. Dec 31, 2020 concludes my completion of 6 years of quitting my corporate job. For a guy like me who comes from a not so financially strong background, quitting a steady corporate job is a big step. I made that decision so that I can go and live my dream of serving others, promoting volunteering in this country. Hence, I make sure that the work I and my team does is worth quitting a well paying job a 1000 times.
Here are few milestones by Team Everest which I’m proud of this year:
For me, to adopt to such a change in a short period is a massive achievement. A big thanks to all the volunteers and my team who made this happen. For me, just this alone shows the resilience of the organisation. I want ‘Team Everest’ to be an organization which is ready to face any challenges in future and come out with flying colours. Every challenge is an opportunity to become stronger. We became more stronger from this challenge.
Check all our virtual volunteering opportunities here.
I wanted to double the number of students whom we sponsor in 2020. We worked hard. We reached out to people and asked for help. We crowdfunded for this initiative. 10,000+ people donated and we ended up sponsoring the education of 450+ new students in 2020 which is 125% more than 2019. As of now, 850 students are part of this scholarship and 70% of them are sponsored by individuals like you (Rest is sponsored by Corporate sponsors).
Because of Covid, we converted our student selection process virtually. We received 6000+ applications. After 10,000+ calls, thousands of interviews, we shortlisted 450 students for this scholarship program in 2020.
Interviewing 6000 students virtually, doubling the number of students to sponsor when the entire economy is crashing shows the faith our volunteers, donors have on Team Everest. Thank you everyone for stepping in when the world needs the most.
If you wish to sponsor a student, click here.
Note: We also introduced ‘Covid Scholarship’ and currently sponsoring 50 students whose family is affected because of Covid.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. There is no better proof for this statement than 2020 for Team Everest.
We will find strength from 2020 and will build 2021 with more hope and optimism.
Team Everest promises to spread volunteering more and to help more children in 2021.
Happy New year everyone.