Today we share with you story two of our interns who were part of the RDC team in Saath for approximately two months Ada-Sophie Hieronimus and Heidrun Kerl. They both are from Germany and currently studying in Maastricht University. They did a great job here and for which we are thankful to them and here’s their experience with Saath in their own words:
Our Experience at Saath – Heidrun (on the left) and Ada
Our experience at SAATH has been truly amazing. It is not only the warm atmosphere (and climate, let’s be honest, I have never in my life been so thankful for fans), it is the people you work with and the work you do. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived until the very last moment of departure. Not only were the people at RDC good friends, they also gave us tasks that we highly enjoyed and that – as we hope – contributed to the work they were doing.
We additionally feel very lucky to have worked at an organization that has an admirable approach to the challenges India is facing and once again we realized that you have to understand people and problems before you help them – and that is exactly what SAATH is doing. When we talked to the people in the field, we really got the impression that the programs have an impact and provide help where it is needed. I think most impressive was the visit at the Child Friendly Spaces, and once again we were more than touched to see that there is help and perspective provided to the poorest of the poor.
We want to thank everyone who has made our time in India to the amazing experience it has been. And we want to thank SAATH for giving us the hope that there is change and that there is improvement where it is needed – and we want to thank SAATH for giving us the opportunity to contribute, even if it was not much, to what they are doing.
Keep up the good work – we will be coming back!
Lots of Love,
Heidi and Ada