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Surender and MGVS

Thursday 1 November 2018

Today we had the pleasure of meeting a noble man called Surender Singh who works for Saphara’s partner, MGVS. It was fascinating to hear about his life growing up in a less economically developed country and the different careers he has experienced. It is interesting how learning the English language, which we take for granted, can impact someone’s life dramatically and change it for the better. 

We also got the opportunity to trek part of the Himalayan foothills. As much as it was extremely challenging, it was amazing to take in such beautiful scenery. Emotions were triggered as we discovered that two of the pupils we had taught in Kaplani lived in one of the houses we passed which had such limited living conditions. It struck a chord with us as we realised that the distance we walked today is the distance the children walk everyday to school and back. 

Ellen and Ollie

Posted in Bangor Team 2018
on Thursday 1 November 2018