August - 2014

United Kingdom

“I really enjoyed my experience teaching at Gokul Nar. You are instantly welcomed into the school by the teachers, the children and the community, so you always feel like you are being well looked after. One thing that I really liked about Gokul was the freedom the school gave me to introduce my own ideas of teaching. We ran the same classes for the teachers after school to introduce them to our different approaches to teaching so that they could develop these methods in their lesson plans. The teachers and children are really excited to see what experiences you can bring to the classroom and learn about your cultural background. They are equally eager for you to be a part of their culture and take part in Hindu and national celebrations and customs such as applying ‘henna’, wearing local clothes, visiting temples, trying traditional food etc.I think it is important for anyone going to Gokul to really be open to the unexpected! Some classes run really well and you sense that the children have gained a lot from the lesson. Others don’t go so well and it can be frustrating. However the children and the teacher’s optimism always kept me going.”

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