Day 7 – Third day in SNEHA
This morning we were taking assembly in SNEHA school. The team shared feelings of excitement as well as nerves during final preparations. The children responded well to the assembly and were overjoyed to learn a new song we taught them.
Afterwards, we were straight into teaching in our teams and it is amazing to see the pupils’ enthusiasm to learn without fail each day and the welcome we receive. Today Class 5 were responding to children’s letters from Northern Ireland. This was an extraordinary experience for them which was seen in all their faces especially when they found out they could keep their letters personally written to them.
In the afternoon we were introduced to the girls’ resilience programme proven to be an eye–opening experience when hearing the stories, the girls’ shared with us and how they overcame the situations they were placed in. It was great to see the confidence, skills and bravery the girls have gained over the past eight months through the support of this programme.
We also observed how SNEHA provides work–based training for girls and women in the community such as sewing and henna application. This is a brilliant initiative as it teaches them skills for employment whilst receiving a small income. The team were so excited to design and get their own henna done, delving into the Indian culture. We all love them!
In the evening we planned our final lessons to teach tomorrow and rehearsed our final celebration performance for the children. The restaurant “Salt and Cravings” was so good earlier in the week that we returned for a relaxing and enjoyable evening to end the day.
Anna George and Laura Taggart, StranmillisPosted in College Team – April 2018
on Thursday 12 April 2018