It's been almost 3 weeks since we introduced you to our two volunteers from Australia. Natalie and Claire are not new to social work. Back in Australia they have been extending their love and care as social workers for a while now. The proof of it is evident when one watches them teach the little ones of Anand Vidyalayam, SEDS school. It warmed the proverbial cockles of my heart, when I watched them in action. Here's a glimpse.
The kids were learning to sing - itsy bitsy spider, a nursery rhyme. The teachers handed over sheets to the students who traced the rhyme before proceeding to sing it along with them.
It was refreshing to see teachers who do not make the blackboard their home. Claire and Natalie made it a point to be among their students. Walking, talking, smiling, clapping if not always mutually uderstanding, the teachers and the students sure seemed making that moment their own.
'Goodmorning Missy', hollered this little one who couldn't afford to miss getting clicked.
Natalie looked over one half of the kids, while Claire took over the other. Here Natalie is helping the students work on their pronunciation. The children listened and learnt in earnest.
Claire making sure her students get it right, now and forever. Indeed a day when learning brought down walls and tresspassed borders. A prototype of the world as it's meant to be.
Photo Courtesy: Disha Kathuria