Hyderabad: Life threw many challenges to M Pandu Naik but he overcame them with grit and determination. Working as the daily wage labourer in the summer vacation he manages to support his education besides he went all the way to Sri Lanka for an internship.
Naik, a BCom computers student of Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Degree College, Nagarkurnool has completed his 45 days of internship recently in the island country teaching primary school children.
The 18-year-old Naik was involved in design and writing English grammar books for 3-10 age group besides he taught children and also conducted competition to evaluate their skills. His brief stay in the island country has helped learn about punctuality, self-learning, governance and economy.
“I never went out of the State. It was my first international trip. During my stay there, I observed that students respect their teachers a lot in fact more than anything else. I have learnt several things during my internship and also got a certificate,” Naik said.
Like Naik about 15 students including boys and girls from the Tribal Welfare Residential Degree College went overseas including Poland, Greece and Nepal under AIESEC internships.
One such girl K Anjali completed her internship in Poland on creating workshops on art, culture tolerance besides she taught subject like mathematics, geography, English to the schoolchildren.
Anjali who hails from a remote area in Asfiabad district said internship helped her learn about education system of that country besides how to be independent.
“I come from a place where there still lack of proper transportation system. So my parents accompany me when I got out, but for the time I managed to go all alone and learnt how to be independent,” Anjali said.
Another girl V Deepika from Suryapet who did internship in Nepal on quality of school education said that being from economically poor background she never thought that she would get opportunity to fly abroad for studying.
“After completion of the internship I learn to travel alone and be brave. I also learnt their culture and traditions besides improved by teaching skills,” Deepika said.