Agarwal got his first taste of giving back while participating in a Kohler Co.-hosted Stewardship activity at a local orphanage and he never looked back. Now, he’s a regular presence at two local schools, volunteering twice a month teaching math and religious studies to homeless children. More than just a presence, he’s a beacon of hope for students who have been dealt many disadvantages in life. And he’s eager to make a difference while they are still young.
“Wisdom comes from experiences. A student should be guided in the right direction at the right time, during primary education,” said Shubham, a senior executive of planning in our India Kitchen & Bath Supply Chain team.
Some of the children he teaches live on the streets with their families, while others are on their own and must work to survive, in addition to attending school.
An estimated one million children live on the streets in India, and schools, like the one Kohler India associates like Shubham support, give these children a chance to get off the streets and build better lives for themselves.
For Shubham, it’s much more than just volunteer work. It’s an opportunity to change the course of these children’s lives and an opportunity to have a lasting impact on the future of his community.
“In India, students are often confused about what they will become,” he explained. “We enable them, with limited resources, to discover the best options for them.”