August - 2014

United Kingdom

“Teaching at Gokul was nothing like I had ever experience. The experience was only due to the teaching aspect of the volunteer placement but also the fact that I was fully integrated into the school community. An example of this was Independence Day. Prior to this exciting day one of the teachers drew a beautiful henna design on my arms and feet, a fellow member of Gokul invited me to their home to pick out a Sari and matching jewellery to wear which was such a fun experience! As well as teaching the pupils, Ellis and I spent a lot of time with teachers introducing new styles of more informal education to vary the methods that they used to educate the children. I also looked forward to and enjoyed serving hot lunches to the children every day. The children were so welcoming and eager to learn which made the whole experience even more rewarding. Although not the easiest placement due to cultural differences, it was extremely rewarding and I am thoroughly glad that I spent a month at Gokul Nar.”

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