Day 6– Second day in SNEHA
At breakfast this morning no–one knew what to expect before visiting the marginalised community which filled the room with excitement and nerves. The silence in the vikrams ahead of the journey outlined the anticipation everyone felt. Although everyone had an image in their head of what they thought the community would be like from pictures they had seen but nothing could compare to seeing this first hand. I feel this experience humbled everyone in the group and made us stop and think about what really matters in life and these children are already able to do this.
The day followed with celebrations for Joe’s birthday in the school and Dr. Reeta Rao kindly provided a cake and created a huge display board with “Happy Birthday” written on it. Meanwhile, Dr.Gracie presented in–service training for teachers from SNEHA and Kaplani High School. Our team enjoyed conversation classes with Class 11 and 12.
There were seven pupils in my conversation class and we discussed; our families, friends, school, animals, music, food, our dreams and ambitions. This class went so well and I brought pictures of my family to show the children what my family looked like.
The students taught me a few phrases in Hindi and I taught the children phrases in Irish which was slightly hard on both sides. We all gained so much from this conversation class; friendship, confidence and laughter.
Ríoghnach Moore, St. Marys University CollegePosted in College Team – April 2018
on Wednesday 11 April 2018