In our ongoing effort to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, we are delighted to introduce Abhinav Kota.
Abhinav Kota has been an online volunteer with Give Chances since 2021. He is an upcoming senior who lives in Maryland. He hopes to pursue computer science in college and maybe go into machine learning or AI. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends or watch movies.
Abhinav's journey with Give Chances has been both diverse and inspiring. As an online tutor, he offered his expertise to students who need academic guidance. Moreover, Abhinav enthusiastically embraced the role of a Chance Maker, delivering the Education Equity Seminar to raise awareness about educational disparities and advocate for a brighter future for all students.
One of Abhinav's outstanding initiatives involved a personal project centered around giving back to the community. Drawing from his own love for reading during his childhood, Abhinav decided to collect books for donation to Give Chances students. With passion and determination, he went door-to-door in his neighborhood during winter break, seeking book donations. The response was heartwarming, with many neighbors generously contributing to the cause.
Abhinav's dedication resulted in a 64-pound package of books, ranging from delightful picture books to captivating chapter books, making its way to Give Chances Headquarters in New Jersey. His thoughtful gesture will undoubtedly bring joy and knowledge to the young minds we serve.
Reflecting on his experience, Abhinav shared, "This project was a great experience, and I got to talk to people I otherwise would not have paid much attention to. I am proud of having been able to donate these books to Give Chances. I hope that whoever receives one of those books will enjoy them as much as I did during my childhood."
Abhinav exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism and compassion that defines Give Chances. Through his efforts, he has proven that even a simple idea can have a profound impact on the lives of others. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Abhinav and all our volunteers, whose unwavering support continues to brighten the lives of countless children and foster a love for learning that knows no bounds.