One team of 5 young adults from Nederlands came on such a program and have been helping with a much needed aspect of our work - documentation. Taking pictures and videos of our schools, the children, where the children come from, the slum surroundings which the children live in, what are the children receiving from Building Blocks India and the children’s time in the school. (Here is a link of a video they had created https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQcZ3HdF10 ) They interacted with the children, their parents, visited the slums, saw the living conditions of the children and their families, spent time in our schools and in the classrooms. Having them around was a wonderful experience of learning and sharing both for them and Building Blocks staff and members too.
Romy and Esther are two volunteers from Netherlands who have been with us past two months helping with teaching Math and English giving individual attention for the K5 grade children. They have recently visited the slum and met with a mother whose child is attending school at Building Blocks. Here is a firsthand experience they shared getting to know what background the children come from and how Building Blocks India has been instrumental in helping these children.