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hi 

So, I had to take a trip to India for family purposes, unplanned. However, during my time there, I recruited a few children (given how there is so much poverty in India) from my neighborhood and taught them math and English for free for 2-3 hours/day for 10 days. I was deeply touched by the kids' desire to learn, and saddened by the lack of people willing to offer their time and efforts. Even the schools they go to, under-equipped. I realized that the teachers of these kids lack a basic motivation and a desire to help them succeed. These kids were primarily the kids of the women who work underpaid jobs. I taught basic math and algebra to some keeners and helped them read and pronounce and enunciate. I just hope these kids will one day be properly guided. However, going there made me feel grateful to good mentors here (some and not all). 

My question is, since I didn't volunteer with an organization, is this worth mentioning in my application? 

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