Wednesday, December 07, 2011

First Day at School

I was very tired and dejected last night, and I thought I wouldn't be able to stay in India.
But after spending my first day working in the computer lab today, and teaching three classes, I am still very tired, but I feel a new energy and confidence in being able to continue this project. I was able to set some boundaries on what I will do. And I really liked spending time with the students. Many of my fears about the demands that would be put on my time went away when I finally said no to some of things that Oliver had suggested that I would do. I now think that I can do this, and that I will enjoy it.
Here are some pictures of the Machani Somappa School.


  1. Hey, Martin -- that's great you're enjoying the kids! I tried checking out the pix of the school but that link is invalid?

    Hari Om!

  2. Glad to hear the day improved for you, Martin. I, too, had trouble with the photo link.

  3. Great pictures Martin. Looks like a wonderful place. I hope your catching up on some sleep. Think about perhaps setting up a Skype session with us here at some point before you leave. I think that could be fun for students in both places.

  4. Oh, the link works! The schools seem to be large. How many students in the high school?