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Hi, I’m Dheeraj Yachamaneni, a senior at Rock Ridge High School in Virginia. My passions are engineering, robotics, computer science, and running. Most memorably, I’ve helped organize a high school hackathon called DCHacks with some peers. Also, I have previously interned as a web developer for Delect. Co, a startup in D.C. Now I currently serve as the Safety captain on FRC Team 5338.
[b]1.How did you find Givology and what made you want to join the organization?[/b]
I found Givology through a Google search for volunteer opportunities. I was looking to get more involved with spreading the importance of education to other people. The main reason I wanted to join the organization is because volunteering with Givology is very accessible compared to other volunteering organizations. I am able to intern with Givology during the school year, whenever, and wherever.
[b]2. What does Givology's mission mean to you?/Why is Givology's mission important to you?[/b]
In today’s world, education is one of the major keys to success. Givology’s mission to provide education and make it accessible regardless of who they are and where they are matches with my interest of getting STEM education available to all ages. Givology’s mission is important to me because I live a privileged life based off the education my parents received. There are many people around to world who don’t have parents or anyone that can give them access to education, so I like how Givology helps takes that role for many people around the world.
[b]3. What do you hope to achieve off volunteering/interning with Givology?[/b]
I’m hoping to apply and expand my communication skills and acquire more workplace experience in an environment that promotes helping others. I hope to apply for grants and create partnerships for the Givology cause so that we have greater financial flexibility to pursue initiatives.
[b]4. What is your advice for anyone thinking (unsure) about volunteering for Givology?
[/b]Don’t think, just do. You won’t regret helping other people receive education. Also, Givology is a very flexible organization and you can really help with projects you are interested in.
[b]5. What gives you motivation every day to volunteer?[/b]
My main motivation to volunteer every day is knowing that I can make a difference for children around the world. This past summer I’ve been consistently volunteering with Community Empowerment of Northern Virginia as a camp counselor and I loved spending time with children and bringing smiles to their faces. That feeling also motivates me to volunteer every day.
[b][font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif]6. What is your favorite cause at Givology and why?[/font][/b]
[url=https://www.givology.org/~aproject/]The Advocacy Project [/url]and [url=https://www.givology.org/~gopportunity/]Give Opportunity[/url]. These two really stuck out to me because the focus really focus on brining education to the impoverished.
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