Thursday, June 3, 2010

Street Children School

Several volunteers with us went to the street children school to provide first aid for the children! When the volunteers arrived, the children were going through their morning routine exercises, which help teach discipline and stimulate them. Then, they all sang the Indian national anthem with such pride and joy! After they finished the anthem, they all separated into their respective classes and groups. The volunteers went to each class, one by one, and gave medicines to the children who were sick, such as cough medicine and stomach medicine. Additionally, they were treating skin conditions, which were very prevalent in many of the children as their living arrangements are far from hygienic. Some volunteers donated some toothbrushes and toothpaste to children who were having especially bad tooth conditions too. Then, once all of the medicine was distributed on the campus, one volunteer went to clip the nails of the children and to teach the importance of practicing hygiene as often as possible. Other volunteers played with the children or taught other classes at the school. One little girl was speaking to a volunteer for quite some time, as she explained that her favorite subject was English and she wanted to practice as much as possible!

1 comment:

  1. these kiddies are so cute, very sad that some can't even afford toothbrushes~.