My work aside, the kids and staff have made me feel so welcomed. Whether it’s at tea with the teachers or walking to lunch with the kids, everyone is so eager to talk to you. Their friendliness is infectious and you can’t help but feel a warm presence around the school. I have molded into such a comfortable routine that the line between work and play has blurred. I look forward to going to school, playing with the kids and talking to the teachers. As my time here is starting to wind down, it’s getting more and more difficult to ignore that I will have to eventually say goodbye. But while I may only get one month here, Hosahalli will always continue to be my manne, my home.
|Open classrooms for 5th – 8th standard students|
|Whole school gathered for the daily morning prayer before starting classes as a student reads the day’s newspaper in English. Students in “free dress” because it’s a Wednesday.|
|Rachel and I with a few 10th standard students in front of their classroom|
|9th standard students taking English outside for the day’s lesson|
|Aleks walking back from the girls’ dormitory with a few of the girls|
|A painting done by one of the students Kala, 9th standard. Picture taken by Ravi, 6th standard.|