Our trip to Ramavaram was another exciting learning experience. Our plan of action today was to organize activities for the children, finish up the survey we had been conducting and provide dinner to the children at the end of the evening.
Watching the children participate in the activities we had organized was truly a great experience. We divided the children into two groups and played games to help us get to know each other. This gave the kids not only the opportunity to engage in role playing games but also taught them the importance of leadership, unity and respecting one another. Many thanks go to Swagatesh, Apoorvaa, Shilpa and Bhavya for organizing the events and doing an excellent job executing it as well.
As everyone was having fun, Benedicta, Aslesha, Deepika, Lalita, Niranjani, and Naveena took the time out to finish surveying the houses that they missed. This, from my point of view, showed their exceptional commitment to this cause and reminded us why we got involved with this community in the first place.
Dinner was by far the most interesting part of the evening. Just getting the children to wash their hands and sit in the straight line so that the food could be served was very exhausting! But watching their faces as they were served hot fresh biryani made the whole experience worthwhile. Many thanks go to Aslesha and her parents for not only providing us the biryani but also transporting and distributing it as well. Without you, this night would not have been possible.
All and all, I thoroughly enjoyed my evening with the children and am looking forward to our next trip to Ramavaram.