Linda MichellMarch - 2012
I had such an amazing time here and will be sure that I’m going to miss everybody- I felt like home. My personal experience at the Gokuldham Campus was a bit limited due to exams and end of term compared to other volunteers who had arrived earlier and for longer and I wished I was here for long.
But I won’t forget all the experiences I made and the lovely people I met here. First of all, I was always very welcomed. It started with the airport pickup – so you always feel really safe and everybody cares about you. I couldn’t help to teach a lot in the higher grades, because the students were in their final exams and there was not much time for teaching due to exam time table. But I still was always welcomed in the classes and could assist teachers to ensure kids were paying more attention to the class. Every day I could spend some time in the nursery and kinder garden classes. I enjoyed a lot the time with the little ones, even when conversation was a bit difficult without speaking the same language.
Further I could help serving lunch and talk with the staff about different cultures. For starting my adventure in India, this was a great experience to get used to the culture, food and life in India, I really enjoyed my stay. I can really recommend this lovely, peaceful place to everybody who wants to make some good experiences in a rural area, without many tourists.
I was really sad to leave the campus as time went by so fast! Further I hope to stay in contact with the school and Manish the Principal and hope I can come back to my Indian home another time. All that I can say again is THANK YOU for absolutely everything you made, that my stay will last a long time in my memories.
Linda Michell, Switzerland, March 2012