Learning agility and attention spans are acutely affected by hunger. While there are many recent studies and statistics to this effect, you only need ask a Mom to know this is in fact true. With this in mind, we started the nutrition program at Swapaksh this June. Though we are not equipped to provide a full meal, we aim to augment the kids’ nutrition by making sure they have a fruit a day. What’s more, a pack of biscuits keeps hunger pangs away!
The Journey Begins
Swapaksh School was inaugurated on March 25th 2018. Most of the volunteers were meeting the local community and the kids they would teach for the first time. It was a learning experience!
Ever since that day, one of the volunteers visit the school every week day to teach the kids. The response has been stupendous! About 30 kids show up before we even get there and wait at the door of the school room. We walk up and are met with gleeful cries of ‘Aunty, Aunty!’ and after a few days of teaching ‘Good Morning Aunty!’ :-). Their enthusiasm is very humbling for all of us.
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