Saturday 8th April 2017
Colourful, Chaotic, Contrasts and Contradictions.
Our day started with a final pack up of all our luggage, before heading off on another hair–raising taxi ride to Anurag, to see a social development programme for under–privileged women and children run by a lady called Prem Gideon. Housed in a large yellow building in the district of Lado Sarai the project offers a large range of educational, healthcare and practical training opportunities for women in the district.
It also provides an Early Childhood Care and Education programme which is sponsored by Saphara. Twenty girls enrolled in this programme sang and spoke to us about their aspirations to become teaching assistants. The courses offered are accredited by the Indian Government which means that the girls will have a qualification which is transferable and will enable them to seek employment in other areas of the country.
Following a delicious lunch provided by the women of the school we left the official part of our journey behind and headed off to do some final gift purchasing at Cottage Crafts Emporium, and later to relax with afternoon tea at the luxurious Imperial Hotel. This gave us the opportunity to freshen up and get changed for the final visit of our trip, a visit to the Irish Embassy to meet and have dinner with the Ambassador and his staff.
On the way back to the airport this evening we asked our fellow travellers for one word to sum up our visit to India and we chose these four C’s – colourful, chaotic, contrasts and contradictions.
Ann Noble & Freda Fleming
Photo Credits: Flo Adair.
Posted in Women’s Team 2017
on Saturday 8 April 2017