Sample speech for farewell day at school of any level. This speech is for volunteers who worked in a school of special education, or done 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 yet discouraged of man. Every child here at AH Foundation tells his own story. A story of different beginnings but a similar message.
On my first day, when I first had the glimpse of the children on the ground floor all I said to myself was ‘’ ya main kahan agaya houn’’. I sort of 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 immensely difficult 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 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, how to make them understand, and how to 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 level best to understand each, and every child that I could acquaint with. I can proudly say, thanks to these amazing children here, I’m a more tolerant, caring, thankful, understanding, and mature person now. And you know what more they taught me? That blessings do not mean having money, or clothes, or anything, it is being born, and raised normal.
I wouldn’t forgive myself if I leave out the very friendly, 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 high-light of my life. Thank you.