In this photo Freda is teaching the children the Japanese art of paper folding (origami).
Today’s blog is written by another member of the volunteer team. Nov. 1st: Reflections on our team Halloween in Akola was a great day. We hauled large stones in our rock taxi for 2. Very, very large stones take four people. We have made many friends now and everyone sat quietly as we handed out stickers, candy and trail mix. Our hosts supplied the chia tea. Each member of our team has worked very hard.
Jen, Ashley and Justin have really bonded with the kids. Duck duck goose, photos and card games of go fish keeps everyone; adults and kids laughing. Victor and Lonnie have left but our hosts still ask about them. Rebecca and Wray compete to carry the largest stones, Freda and her new friend Laxmi, both daadis, grandmas, never stop and without a doubt have carried the most rocks. Bill and I take turns with Parbhu on the rock taxi. We all have fun with our hosts on the ‘conga line’ passing ‘C’ment person to person sometimes as far as 50’. We have been so graciously accepted by our hosts and have taken tea in many of the villagers homes.
Freda teaches the kids oragami. Jen with the kids.