What an amazing welcome we received when we arrived at Jasola this morning, we were greeted at the entrance by a group of children and escorted to the main hall where everyone was sat perfectly in rows. Firstly we were presented with marigold garlands and then each given a handmade greeting card, we were then asked to address the school before being handed a beautiful bouquet of flowers. We were then honoured guests of an assembly full of singing, prayer, drama and readings.
As Jasola is our link school we then presented the teachers with the letters and work that Broadclyst had been busy completing, along with a gift of some books. Next on the agenda was a tour of the school, given by a group of 6 children, which we filmed to become part of our video project. After an extensive tour where even the fire extinguishers were pointed out to us we sat down to lunch with Ananthi, the founder of all 4 Good Samaritan schools. After lunch we took groups of children and conducted interviews, asking them about their school and home life.
Once we had left school we went on a tour of Old Delhi on a bicycle rickshaw, an experience that has to be had when visiting India. Tomorrow we are off to Madanpur Khada, the second of the Good Samaritan schools.