Sample speech for a farewell day at school of any level. This speech is for volunteers who worked in a special education school or social work with special children.
Farewell Day Speech Sample
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. – Rabindranath Tagor. As Rabindranath Tagor Said, Every child comes with the message that God is not discouraged by man. Every child here at AH Foundation tells their their own story. A story of different beginnings but a similar message.
When I first saw the children on the ground floor on my first day, I said to myself,‘’ ya main kahan agaya houn’’. I regretted volunteering for this. In front of me stood a huge challenge of partly parenting these little children who were deprived of certain capabilities that made them special. And me? I felt weak at the thought of handling them, completely inexperienced in the Child management department of life.
This world was an entirely different world then. All I could see were the dependent children who couldn’t talk and walk properly. The children saw me as an intruder in their lands. I was just like a visitor trapped in a jungle.
As the days passed, and I have to add here, they flew by; I matured as a person. And I must say, this experience has been memorable. It is tough to form a bond of love and understanding with these children. I tried my level best in giving the deserving children here my hundred percent, socializing with as many kids as possible, striving to make the events held here frequently more enjoyable for them. Yes, the crazy Baa Baa Baa Baaaa Sheep was me. So was the crazy red hand with the sheep in the small puppet show arranged by this Institute.
I also took part in the physical exercises for the children, and I have to praise AH Foundation for having these healthy activities going around, keeping the students Active. I taught Wajahat the fun of Hand cricket, I instigated Nakaash’s inner rock star, I figured out how to make Shiza sit calmly so someone could tie her shoe, I let Usman practice his interviewing skills on me… though I need to get back at him for that. And not to forget the very successful bake sale with my team and the whole Resource Development sector. That surely was a success story, and I must thank my BSc ki Baajiyaan from KC for making it boom and the students of AH Foundation and fellow Interns for emptying their pockets on the food. Hats off to you!
Frankly, I did learn more from the children than they learned from me. I developed my coping skills with them; I learned how to deal with kids, make them understand, and understand them. These speechless souls have a lot of speak. It is just that it takes time to understand their language. With the days I have spent in AH Foundation, I have tried my best to understand each child I could be acquainted with. Thanks to these amazing children, I’m now more tolerant, caring, thankful, understanding, and mature. And you know what more they taught me? Blessings do not mean having money, clothes, or anything; they are born and raised normally.
I won’t forgive myself if I leave out the amiable, very social staff of the AH Foundation. I could have never done anything if I hadn’t been with the efforts and support of Miss. Safiya and the teaching staff. They made this road trip easier, guiding me at every step, teaching me the techniques of managing these special souls, giving us all such a homely environment to work in.
Lastly, I would wish AH Foundation all the best for the future in helping the special children open up to the World. I know I’m going to miss this place a lot, and it’s been a big highlight of my life. Thank you.