Jazz hands is a new learning experience for me, it has helped me explore beyond my everyday life and over come my social anxiety. Not only do kids learn English from us but they also teach us a lot through our interactions. Jazz hands is like one big family that I am very thankful to be a part of.
Age: 16 Years
Jazz hands gives you an opportunity to be a part of a community, a part of something big. I walked into my first session as a fellow volunteer and left as a part of a family. The effort and innovation that goes into helping the kids and enthusiasm that we get back from them, is what made me want to come back for more.
Age: 20 years
Jazz follows a path breaking way to give back to the society by enriching kids with language skills to face the worldly challenges.
My stint with Jazz has rendered me to have sweet interactions with kids and inculcated professionalism in me.
Age: 21 years
Jazz - A space where you unknowningly give your 200% to the students while bringing out the best in you. Whether it's learning essential life skills or taking up leadership responsibilities you've had it all covered here, in addition to the happiness these kids give you, which till date remains unparalleled.
During my first debrief I was absolutely unaware of how a Jazz Fam session FOMO would be like; not being a part of Jazz for the last 5 years definitely hits differently now.
Age: 22 years
BE Computer Science
Having had an incredible time in my volunteering session, I jumped at the chance to be a fellow. Being able to interact with the children during the pandemic, ensuring not just the continuity of their education, but also good mental health is a brilliant initiative by Jazz. Stepping out of academics and being involved in something bigger than myself like Jazz Online & Onwards is going to be an enriching experience. I am excited to be a part of this new and unique venture!
Age: 15 years
I'm a Fellow and an Intern (and I was a volunteer as well!) I joined Jazz Hands because I love interacting with the people at Jazz and because it's a wonderful opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Both the kids and the volunteers are delightful to work with and make the entire experience so much more fun and wholesome. I have learnt so much not only from the volunteers but also from the kids - 'Students in the service of students' really goes both ways :)
Age: 17 years
It's been more than a year with Jazz now and every single time, I end up with more reasons to come back. Jazz let me meet new people who ended up becoming great friends, it reunited me with some really old school friends, and it gave me the opportunity to teach kids who would do their best to trouble you, but also to make you laugh so loud that all work narrowed down to nothing, but fun. Last but not the least, it gave me the freedom to teach and interact to the fullest!
Age: 19 years
My love for children and my flare for teaching is what brought me to Jazz. And now I can’t seem to stay away. My favorite memory of Jazz is when my students wrote me a heart warming letter on the last day. I still carry it around in my wallet.
Age: 19 Years
BA Liberal Arts
Knowing that a little effort from me could go a long way for these children is what got me to volunteer for Jazz. My biggest takeaway from Jazz has definitely been the sheer amount of wonderful relationships that I’ve formed over the years, whether it’s with my peers or with the kids.
Age: 20 years
BS Technological Systems Management
My favorite memory at Jazz Hands is when I went back to the school after a year and the minute the kids saw me they ran and hugged me and they were all as exited as me to have Jazz Hands come back for another year.
Age: 19 years
BA Mass Media
My love for kids and teaching motivated me to join but the love of the Jazz family is what brings me back every year. I still rememebr that when I changed cities for college, one of my kids, Keshav, called me over and over asking me when I would be coming next. It made me miss the kids and Jazz Hands tremendously.
Age: 19 years
BA Psychology and Politics
Working for Jazz Hands goes beyond just teaching the kids, it’s also about making bonds that last forever, meeting new people every year and being a part of the Jazz Family. Last year, I had to stop working mid-sessions because I was leaving Pune. On my last day, I was sad but all my kids hugged me and gave me individual cards with beautiful drawings and messages on them. So, my best memory has to be walking out of Jazz that day with my hands full of cards and my head full of memories, knowing that I’ll be back next year for more.
Age: 22 years
MA Graphic Design
The thing that motivated me to join Jazz Hands was the previous experience I had as a Jazz Volunteer and how lively the kids and volunteers are. My favourite memory is of how the kids would greet us everyday single day with the same enthusiasm! It makes us want to give our best to the kids. All the volunteers at Ahilyadevi were so hard working, cooperative and friendly, I definitely made new friends!
Age: 18 years
BFA Visual Communications
Initially I joined Jazz Hands to give back to society, but the reason I stayed with Jazz was because of the bond I had with the kids and the joy of seeing them grow into confident little beings. My favorite memory is coming to Jazz every session and seeing all the kids waving down at me from the 4th floor, eagerly waiting to say ‘hi’.