I remember it like it was yesterday, walking in for our first class – the dark classroom with murals strewn across its walls, 40 expectant faces, a few nervous volunteers and the palpable energy at the prospect of setting in motion an incredible journey. The earth has made a trip around the sun since and here we are – ready to celebrate the year that was and make a fervent wish for many more to come.
What a year it has been! We saw pupils become teachers, handing down valuable life lessons. We saw shards of brilliance – voices eager to be heard, tiny hands reaching out to be held and sharp minds keen on absorbing every tiny bit of information presented to them.
Yes, we had challenges too – a declining volunteer pool, undefined syllabus and insufficient face time. Despite the challenges, we found ourselves drawn, week after week, to the beckoning school gate and the dark classrooms illuminated by bright smiles and dreamy eyes!
Standing today at the threshold of our first anniversary, I realize that Saturday mornings are my favorite time of the week. Not only do I feel younger midst the zealous energy that fills the classroom, I admit I am addicted, engulfed in a bond that is truly enriching!
Come be a part of our journey – join us at our K R Puram chapter on the 17th of Jan, to celebrate this milestone!
Chapter lead, K R Puram