“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.”
I was extremely interested in doing an internship at this NGO called Deepalaya. There were various fields within it, and due to my fascination with psychology, I obviously chose the special unit for differently-abled. And so it began.
I don’t know which country you belong to, and perhaps situations are better there, but in my country internships aren’t common among high school students. Most colleges have cutoffs, which is basically a minimum percentage that you have to secure in order to get into the college. No other activities or such will aid you in college admissions, and thus incentives to do them are often reduced.
In order to get the internship, I didn’t simply have to convince the NGO to take me, but also for my parents and school to…
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