All things great and small
Janani needed someone to come with her to record her Nature Connect classes in one of the government schools in Bangalore. It was her first for the year and as everyone else was busy, I decided that I would go with her myself. I wished to experience first hand her impact on the kids as well.I came away floored. I can only share what happened at the sessions to show what moved me so much. We entered the school premises on time in spite of Bangalore’s traffic woes. Neatly laid out classrooms around a sheltered central courtyard which had breeze and light streaming in through openings at its sides high up above the school building. It was a girls only school and some of the students were probably sitting in to write an exam in the courtyard for want of an examination hall.
We were told that 10 of the teachers had gone away to participate in a strike for hike in salaries and that left us with having to divide 80 kids into 3 batches which we handled one after the other to make each session interesting and effective for each batch.