‘Youth can move the world’

There is an education revolution taking place in Asia. Science of Life Studies (SOLS 24/7) is an international NGO which is tirelessly striving to empower lesser developed communities by providing free Life-skills and English training. There is a dynamic and enthusiastic team of ‘change-makers’ from all over the world who are united in their goal to serve the poor! This is my account of my experiences during a 15-month teaching placement.   What inspired me to do it? For a long time I have been very disinterested in what I have seen from the graduate job market. I have heard many stories of people who are doing work placements simply to boost their CV or just to earn money. Graduate jobs are massively oversubscribed now and I can see that there are not many opportunities to be exposed to big projects and be put in interesting positions or given high level responsibilities at a young age. I have experienced an office environment working for a leasing company and although the wages were high I felt like my creative instinct and passion to contribute to something exciting and worthwhile was not being fulfilled. Usually, I ended the day drained and disheartened. I could always see that there is a benefit to working with people in a way that can contribute to the betterment of society and not necessarily in an...

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