Brittany Long It is amazing how spending time halfway around the world in the beautiful nation of India can impact a young and budding social scientist such as myself. I came into the experience with set perceptions, plans and action items. Things quickly changed as I learned more about the Siddi people and the fluidity … More Reflections on India
The new computer lab for the Siddi children is up and running in Yellapur. Stephen and Chelsey, two of our summer travelers, spent some time with the children getting things set up. Onward!
Our summer travelers had the opportunity to have a picnic with the Sisters at the convent in Mainalli and with some of the staff. It’s wonderful to build relationships with each other!
The good work continues in India this summer. The computer lab had to be moved to a different location in Yellapur and everyone got to be there to celebrate in the new space! The computer lab enables Siddi students to learn and grow through technology. A whole new world can be discovered right at their … More Computer Lab
From Fiona Jamal, June 11, 2015 I am in Mainalli and it is monsoon season here. All the people in the village are busy working on the farm. Yesterday, I found seamstresses and identified 3 villages where women do not have access to sanitary napkins. I will be working with a team of local women … More Working to Empower Women
From Fiona Jamal, June 15, 2015 Yesterday, the children put together a welcome program for us with the help of their hostel warden and the sisters. It was precious and heart warming. The children have such talent and passion for music and dance. They even tried to speak English when introducing the performances. Due to … More A Welcome Program
Most of this summer’s travelers have arrived in Karnataka and we’ll be sharing some of their reflections over the next few weeks. Here’s a picture of all the children who stay at the hostel in Mainalli getting ready for school just this morning!
Newly installed computer lab being used by students in the village of Yellapur under the guidance of team educators and social workers.