Next week our new school year starts. Time to get into the slums and visit our students homes. All the parents invited us over for tea. We talked about their kids and about what is going well and what we hope to see improved in next school year. It’s great to see our kids being happy to take us home and having parents welcoming us. This gives us a good feeling. We are appreciated for our work. With the best salary you can get: SMILES!
Another reason to go into the slums is to observe and pick up kids that are not going to school yet. We were very pleased to see that most of the children are going to school now a days. Last year we had to put a stop for admission now we have to really search better. We know there are many children not going to school but there seems to be lots less than last year.
We are very happy to see this change and we hope that this will continue changing because every child has the right on education.
We moved a little further from our school to the other end of the slum area and there we found the Two brothers and one sister.
Sujan(11) , Susan(9) and Anusha(5). They live in a small slum without a door. They have to get in through the window. Their mother is working abroad but not sending the money. Their dad is suffering from Tuberculoses. They would love to go to school that’s why they joined from that very same moment. The older brother Sujan came the day after. He told that when his mom will go back he maybe will be able to pay fee in another school. Then they can go there he, he is very smart and sensible. He knows he’s a little old to be in our school but he wants to join to prepare to so that as soon as he will be able to pay school fee he can go to another school and study with friends of his own age. We will help him with this!
Susan and Anusha are getting a fresh up before joining their friends in class
Anusha has an alergic reaction and her whole body is filled with a rash. She was scratching all over. We gave her powder to stop the itching.