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posted Aug 17, 2012, 9:57 PM by ARISE Impact Admin
It was in Feb 2012 that I had started to look for a meaningful intern during my summer holidays.  It was when I came to know about  A R I S E  and the noble work which this organisation was doing for the cause of underprivileged children specifically blind students. 

Since   A R I S E  was also offering an intern relating to technological field so I thought it would be best to do a social intern of designing a game which was my area of interest than doing an intern just for the sake of getting a decent stipend. This is how I got to  associate with A R I S E . Even though my intern carried no stipend but the vast knowledge and experience which it gave me in my first year itself was invaluable.

I realized that the experience which one gets while testing one's software or game on real life user is the most game changing part of a project. It is the key to success for that particular game. One needs to be very careful about the needs of the target audience while designing.


I learnt how to co-ordinate among people and also came to know about how to manage a project. Also I was lucky to involve myself deeply into the aim of  A R I S E . In a country like India where there no focused programs are in place for providing basic education to such under privileged students, the families tend to consider such children as special and focus more on their overall upbringing, with the basic courses to send them to, versus trying to make them self sufficient over a period of time. On the flip side, not many "normal" children grow up understanding the sensitivity of dealing with such individuals and end up being indifferent towards them. So organisations like  A R I S E  help such children to achieve their goals in life.

 I am sure that I am able to go as far as I can go with  A R I S E .
Mohit Gupta       
Volunteer, Game Based Learning Research Project     
Student, IIT (BHU), Varanasi