Monday, 27 October 2014

Day 4 - From Rags to Riches

At last we visit Tigri! Feeling like royalty as we entered the Asha Centre by being showered with flower petals. Once we'd settled in one of the rooms we got to meet the lovely children and staff. Each boy (as the girls were in school at this time - except for two who "forgot" to get up for school in time) introduced himself, giving his name, age and class, impressively in English. They then sang us a song accompanied by an excellent female drummer and in return we sang one for them too followed by our introductions.

After some crafts a few of us (Amanda, Chris, Rosie and Tom) went wandering round the slum with our ever so faithful guide Sweeta (not sure of the spelling), getting invited into people's very surprisingly clean and nicely decorated homes. We noticed a theme of pink paint for the walls.

Later our adventure was completely contrasted with "high tea" at the British High Commission with our ambassador James and three other Asha teams, two coming from Northern Ireland. We turned up in our finest Indian attire. Served by men in white suits with metal trays; we had a very British selection including cucumber and egg mayonnaise sandwiches. 

1 comment:

  1. How British can you get ... cucumber sandwiches; hope the crusts were cut off!
    You may receive this message three times as it disappeared the first two attempts! Not too much of an expert on Blogging!
    Love and prayers, Sally


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