Day 6: Feeling Like A Rock Star

It’s been a really nice day. We left a bit later than usual and headed for a lovely shop that Ruchika really likes and rightly so. It was filled with beautiful handmade items. There was even a little food shop with teas, honey, grains, etc. We sampled delicious ginger turmeric tea and bought some soaps and lotions and, yes, that incredible tea.

 Ellie and Ruchika do a little shopping.

Ellie and Ruchika do a little shopping.

We were happy to find a copy shop to print off a bunch of info from Maureen’s computer and to buy toilet paper at the shop two doors down. 

By noon we were at the door of the school being greeted by two lovely women who ushered us inside and gave us a tour of the building. It turns out that the School of Social Work only meets in this building on Sundays. The rest of the week the building is a school for children with disabilities, so we saw modifications for these children throughout the building. It was fun to get a glimpse into this world as well.

We had 67 attendees in the assembly hall where I gave our talk. Almost everyone was a student in her/his twenties. We had some teachers too and a few older students. We were delighted that a good showing of male students showed up and even more delighted that they asked questions and took a great interest in the project. 

The presentation went really well. The video and slideshow were well received and prompted lots of questions. We ended the session asking for an intern and several students seemed interested.

 Funniest part was the picture taking at the end. There were cameras going off everywhere and student after student asked to have a photo taken with me. There were selfies being taken, group shots, silly poses, headshots...you name it. I felt like a Rockstar and finally, laughing, had to say enough. It felt great having all those young people all excited about what we do. We loved it.

 Ellie and Maureen with the Social Work students who gave them marigold necklaces.

Ellie and Maureen with the Social Work students who gave them marigold necklaces.

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The late afternoon was spent shopping at a very upscale crafts fair. We bought a few well priced smaller items for MoonBee sales and then dragged ourselves home. I’m going to go help prepare dinner.

 Outside the craft bazaar: a medallion of fresh flowers.

Outside the craft bazaar: a medallion of fresh flowers.

Namaste!