India Expedition: Day 6 - April 9th, 2018

We sadly had to say a tearful goodbye to three of our amazing team members: Aaron, Ishita, and Suneeta.

The new members were excited to finally meet the children. It was wonderful to experience the children’s morning assembly, where they sang community songs and the national anthem on a beautiful sunny day atop the mountain. We then broke off into our individual groups in order to address each aspect of the day’s work.

The water catchment system was completed today, as was all the pretesting for the reading capability project.

One of the highlights of the day for the children was the Polaroid activity led by Sukriti, Shruti, and Mahima. None of the children had ever seen a Polaroid before and it brought out their naughty spirit and made for some beautiful and funny pictures. They also enjoyed sharing personal dreams and aspirations, such as what they hope to be when they grow up and their wishlists. 

Shari was also able to use her skills as a speech-language pathologist to assist some children with communication needs.

All in all, it turned out to be a very special day at the school.

After a long and rewarding day, the team enjoyed our evening playing board games and having some good laughs.