Our internship programs are generally 3-6 months long. Below are the experiences of some of our interns..
To understate my experience: you’ll never be bored.
My best memory would probably be watching the project launch in three different locations, and watching the 150 candidates get inducted into the programme. They will have their lives completely transformed and they’ll have an education that previously was unavailable to them, because society had deemed them unworthy of schooling.
Head Held High will bring rural India far and I’m very proud of having been part of that journey.
“Working for a month in The Rural Edge was the catalyst in my journey of finding a sustainable manner to solve rural poverty. Implementation of training in The Rural Edge were carried out with the most passionate and talented staff of teachers and administrators, who are bent on transforming the rural poor to empowered youths. I realized that it was a whole-hearted effort from everyone involved; it is difficult to ignore the twinkle of motivation in the eyes of the student, the many hours of hard work put in by the teachers, students, cooks and all the staff involved. My time spent in rural India sprouted me and a few others to look at the BPO industry more closely, and we decided to start a social enterprise in the Philippines to tackle rural youth unemployment. While I am largely in the Philippines now, The Rural Edge remains close to my heart, and I will never forget the experience of living in rural India, and its people.”
“Working with Village BPO was a life changing one for me. I was lucky enough to have to opportunity to interact with the first batch of people taking part in the program. I went in to teach, but I ended up learning more. They taught me how to be strong, courageous, determined and to go after what you want.At the same time they were so kind, affectionate and warm. And Once i saw the training centre at Koppal, I fell in love with it! It’s amazing the way, that the project set up such a good facility in the middle of rural Karnataka!
“The motivation of the villagers to learn is incredible high and a lesson for others to see and feel. They don’t give up and when they fall, they are courageous enough to try again.”
- Fariha Sediqui
“You have to see it to understand what they are going through. It is all about hard work and believing in yourself! We were so happy to see uneducated youngsters, pick up skills, work and live as proud citizens in their society.”