Monday, June 1, 2009

First Blog Post

Hello Everyone,
I decided to do a summer volunteer project at the Parijat Academy in Guwahati, India. Parijat Academy is a small non-profit school established about 5 yearss ago. The school seeks to provide free and equal education opportunities to underprivleged youth. Parijat is located in a remote village where at times there is no running water or electricity. When searching for a place to volunteer, it was very important to me that I would be able to take part in their lifestlye so that I could better understand what the families in these parts are going through.
I am teaching english and math while I am here. As well as doing various art projects with the children that stay in the hostels and teaching computer skills to students in the 8th and 9th grade. I have been here for a week and at first the children were very shy, but now they are opening up and it is becoming a little easier for me. The children do not speak fluent enlgish, so there is a huge language barrier. I am currently teaching the older students ways to enhance dictation and reading skills.

I will post more soon!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dhaujee,

    To God be the Glory for the GREAT things He is doing in your life! I am so proud of you and your many accomplishments. I admire your willingness to serve. Continue to trust Him. And stay away from the "hot juice". LOL! Love you

    Peace & Blessings,