YKG is such an important part of my life. Being a part of it for the last 6 years has taught me so many things. I have learned teamwork and cooperation, I have learned the importance of humility and courage, and I have learned how to be more confident. I feel that the project that spoke to me the most was the Mental Health Workshop. In many communities mental illnesses are taboo and not spoken about, this project created a safe environment to discuss mental health.
To me, YKG has been an outlet in which we take problems in the world and actively work to make some kind of impact. Service has been a release for me, building who I am as a person and making me who I am today. Once we cooked hot meals for women who were victims of domestic violence who got occasional meals and resources from a women's shelter. This project opened my eyes to a degree of resilience that I aim to embody today.
YKG has been important to me because it has taught me about myself, the world around me, community, and the importance of taking action. As I have gotten older, YKG has been an integral part of shaping my character and views of the world. It enables me to make real impacts on issues that I’m passionate about. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to have all of our ideas mesh together when we design our projects.
YKG for me is a journey which allows me to experience life in so many interesting ways. By serving the community, the world and its people, I feel that I am a better person......one project at a time! I felt connected to most was Seva truck which fed many families during a cold December afternoon.
honesty- because if you lie, you are lying to yourself and making yourself feel bad. I am most excited to spread awareness of Sikhi.