3 min readFeb 28, 2021

Taking Flight From An Embarkable Journey.

After a wonderful journey of 3 months of Amal Fellowship, I finally had my last session last weekend. With a heavy heart, we all were about to say good-bye to our official learning routine. Obviously, we all will not be meeting every weekend from now to onwards, but yes, we will be connected for a lifetime. We have learned precious things in our fellowship sessions that will be helping in every phase of our lives forever.

One thing that stood out for me throughout the Amal journey is a growth mindset and being a lifelong learner. Before joining Amal Academy, I never gave a thought to what kind of learner I was. I never questioned things like why I experienced things the way that I do and never analyzed my life experiences and how they have shaped me as an individual. The courses and project work that Amal assigned to me made me take a step back and realize how I have grown in recent years. A quote that I find I can relate my experiences to.

It is a quote by John Dewey. He states, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

I found through my experiences in Amal online sessions and interacting with fellows that the real lessons are not learned in the classrooms but in fact, are a part of my day-to-day life. It was through this that I was able to really discover what I have been able to learn as an individual, and how I apply those lessons to my life today. Through this Amal, I have found that I am an experiential learner, and to be on a road that deepens the values of experiences as a learner, I can’t thank Amal enough for walking me through this amazing journey of self-discovery. The vast portion of my learning comes from experiencing things at the moment, and lessons that I can take away from these events, and through Amal academy, I have realized how important it is to maintain a growth mindset to become a lifelong learner.

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So far, my favorite learning experience was when I got the opportunity to talk about my strength stories and listen to other inspiring and empowering stories of fellows. This was a valuable experience for me because I felt like I was learning from other’s experiences as well. Sharing my story with the class definitely boosted my confidence in speaking. The presentation also made me more open to others and appreciative of the contributions they have made

Whatever we learned from Amal, is actually based on the four principles of progress;

Amal = Taking initiatives towards our plans and goals.

Khudi = Making self-realization in every task of life.

Ek or Ek Gayara = Teamwork

Kam Kam Kam = Hardwork

This fellowship took 3 months to teach us all these things, but it has set the right directions for us to learn anything and everything that we will want. So, I can say this fellowship journey is not ended, it has actually started now, and it will last forever.

“Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is just a new beginning.”