Saturday, August 20, 2011

Songs and games

A group of volunteers had the opportunity to visit a small village school on the weekend. With the help of the local library, who run a book donation project, we made our way out of town by tuktuk. It was a bit of a steep climb through the village itself, up a muddy path in drizzly conditions, but the welcome from the kids made it all worth it.

At first the local teacher had the children line up and sing greeting songs and each of the falang volunteers introduced themselves. Then the 60 children were split up into three groups and the volunteers took classes with the lessons they had prepared earlier. The smaller children were entertained by rapidly tiring staff member and a couple of large beach balls.

Without doubt everyone who went was touched by the enthusiasm and joy shown by the local kids and we all got as much out of the visit as the children obviously did.