IMG_3403Team Journal Entry for January 6, 2015:

Yesterday Maria went to the hospital to help clean more children’s ears. Jayne, Victor, and Alex went to PRS to teach conversational English for the second day. After watching Steven and Ester’s fierce conversation, all three of them went to the 6th, 7th, and 8th standard classes. In both classes the students learned and reviewed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person subjects and verbs – both singular and plural. We then worked on sentence construction and how to ask a person their age. In 6th standard we had each student stand up and create a sentence for the class. In 7th and 8th standard the students knew more English than that of the 6th standard. In this class we broke into groups of three and discussed various topics with conversational English. It was an extremely succesful day and I believe that the students had a lot of fun and learned a good amount of English.

Afterwards, we all went to the governor’s store and Victor and Stephen went to the bank. Jayne and Alex found some items to bring home and each of us had an interesting time talking about various topics. Unfortunately, Victor’s plans were thwarted yet again and his goal to take money out did not work. We then went to SEAMS and continued our work with the children. We all learned that Stella is a persistent little girl. When we came home, Rajesh was here waiting to go to dinner with us. The food was great, the company was even better, and when we left our stomachs went from a radius to a diameter.

IMG_3418The challenge of the day was the language barrier.

The “shock” of the day was hearing how some or many of the government schools treat students education.

The Message of the Day was chosen for the reason we are all here. Many people have asked me if I am having fun on this trip and even though I am, I feel this is not the correct question to ask. I feel that people should, ask are you making a change while in India? Yes, yes we are.

Entry submitted by: Alex

Message of the Day – “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

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