True, we are registered as a society and are, therefore, an NGO. But we work in
a way that is very different to most NGOs. For us, Bakul is not an organization;
it is an idea, an idea of what can happen when we come together. It is also a movement
because only a movement can bring about substantial change.
Therefore, anyone present anywhere can become a part of Bakul. We are not a fixed
group of people. We keep growing and evolving and we want to grow further in terms
of having more of you with us. There is no Membership Fee or Mandatory Requirements.
Unlike most other NGOs, we are not just interested in doing good work. What we are
interested in is how we can inspire many more people to do the good work with us.
Wanting to mobilize others puts the pressure on us of doing excellent and inspirational
selfless work. Moreover, if we do not do good work and are not proud of the work
we are doing, we will not remain with Bakul ourselves. The easiest thing for a volunteer
is to exit.
To inspire more and more people to volunteer, we try and demonstrate what is achievable
entirely through volunteerism. For instance, our children’s library.
For us, Bakul is a platform where people like-minded people like us can come together.
Therefore, if you have an idea for how society or some section of it can benefit
from your volunteerism, at Bakul, you could mobilize people around you from among
us and together we could make it happen.