Went for a walk this morning with Katrin. She wanted to do a morning Jog at the grounds of the local Ayurved medical university and need a buddy for the buddy system we like to use here. This seemed like a great excuse to see a few more things and take some pictures.
As you can see the building is most interesting and in the in-field there were some boys playing cricket. I guess they don’t have schools today since this is Independence day in India.
The air was very humid and it was pretty hot, but is was great to explore the university grounds and wonderful to see such unique sights half a world away from home.
Here is one more image that includes the whole building in the frame. I will have hundreds (perhaps thousands) to more pictures of all manner of sighrs to boar people with when I get home:
Work wise things went very well yesterday. I have been better able to digest what I saw on day one. It seems to have given me even more interest in the project and passion for helping Hitesh and Kajal and their very worthy efforts. It’s become clear where I plan to donate a portion of my annual charity allotment in the future.
I found out yesterday CCT already has an extra room in their facility that is not being used for teaching due to funding issues. Seems like if they were able to get just $1000 more funding a year they could hire two teachers and run a whole additional class! So there is a really fast an low risk way to get more students looked after if only there was the $. Which is of course a good part of what our project is about, looking for ways to best seek additional funding and make people aware to what CCT does and teh huge impact just a few $ would have on the people in the Slums.
Anyway – sorry for this longer post but each day there is so much that happens and so much to document. I’ll post again once I have some interesting pictures or stories from the Independence day celebrations at the school.
My best wishes to all back home.