First impression was welcoming. Firstly, I met Seema ma’am.
She took note of our recommendation letters and introduced to our head, Vaishnavi Ma’am. She was the incharge and head of interns and management sector.
We worked in a team of two. This NGO works basically for the elderly people and we were made very comfortable on the first day of our work.
The major tasks I was allotted was visiting the field as field trips to different old age homes and age care centres with which they had tied up.
There was a lot to learn as I monitored different facilities which HelpAge India provided these old age homes and centres as an apex NGO.
Two of us were given the task of working on a project based on the social evil of ‘elder sexual violence’, which required lots of reading into articles, projects, the Maintenance Act 2007, National Policy for Elder People, some sections of the CrPC, etc, which they provided us with, along with our own independent research work.
Work environment, people
The work environment was good. People were sweet and often supportive. They could be contacted any time via mail; fax or call.
What I liked best was the way everyone made us feel part of the organization.
All in all, HelpAge was a very fruitful experience, as I got to do solid work, in very interesting areas, yet there wasn’t a single moment when I felt burdened or stressed out because of the pressure.
There was nothing bad as such. But I wanted to learn more about the role law plays in such social progress, but my will was short-lived, maybe I expected more.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
Well we went off somewhere everyday, all big eateries are close by, we had so much fun.
To see how the legal system of India is trying to support the cause of safety and security of senior citizens.
This entry has been submitted for the LexisNexis-Lawctopus Internship Experience Writing Competition 2015-2016. iPleaders is the learning partner for this competition.