It is important to remember that the millions of citizens in India situated in various states that face unique social issues and draw from varied economic resources. Despite these differences, there are enormous challenges that face most in their day-to-day lives.
Poverty – While a small number citizen are in a well to do situation, people living in various states of Indian are still in poverty due to geographic isolation and other challenges.
Culture – Many of them are struggling to keep their culture and traditions alive.
Health – Backward community is affected by a range of health issues from malnutrition to disease. Many have difficulty gaining access to proper health care.
Discrimination Many continue to face social and economic discrimination throughout due to geographical location and various other reason Running Strong believes these issues must be approached by working with and empowering grass roots organizations in these communities.
Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely. Unlike many things in life there is choice involved in volunteering. As a volunteer you have made a decision to help on your own accord, free from pressure to act from others. Volunteers predominantly express a sense of achievement and motivation, and this is ultimately generated from your desire and enthusiasm to help. Sometimes volunteers are regarded as do-gooders and those that hold that view also assume that one person can never make a difference. It may be true that no one person can solve all the world’s problems, but what you can do is make that little corner of the world where you live just that little bit better.