I believe that education is one of the most important tools required to accomplish this. An educated mind would certainly be better equipped to make the right decision when faced with a moral conflict. People have to understand that we are all the same, irrespective of how we appear on the outside.
Education would help a person understand the world better and could eradicate intolerance. Hence, I consider an opportunity to work in a diverse environment with people from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds to be a life-changing experience.
I hope being a corps member in ‘Teach for America’ would give me an opportunity to share ideas and enlighten myself by interacting with people who share common values. I am a strong believer in human dignity and expect everyone to be treated with due respect. I feel that the world cannot become a fair place without everyone given equal access to education.
I believe that contributing to something bigger than me would give my life more purpose. Hence, I want to help the underprivileged learn and come up in life. However, this goal cannot be realized overnight as it requires careful planning, structured implementation and continuous evaluation for further improvement.
I have managed to maintain a good record throughout my academic career by exercising perseverance and dedication. I have a penchant for working in teams and believe that we can accomplish more if we share responsibilities. I also perceive myself as a person who will always stand up for what I believe is right and express my dissent when I feel something is wrong.
I maintain a positive outlook towards life even during hardships, which helps me focus on things that need to be done in the present rather than worrying about the past. I have strived hard to integrate these wonderful values in all aspects of my life and hope to do the same in my professional career as well.
I seek immense pleasure in helping other people, especially the ones that desperately need help. It makes my heart ache to see people in our wealthy nation suffer without food and proper care. I am willing to do whatever it takes to revive this situation. I strongly feel that our future generations have to be empowered by higher learning to accomplish this noble cause.
I believe that taking baby steps towards change will eventually contribute to something bigger and meaningful. I hope all these qualities of mine will essentially add flavor to your corps community. I would consider it a grand honor if I am accepted to serve as a corps member and promise to put in all my heart in all my pursuits.