The Annual Visit
The visit took place a month earlier than usual, with only three people going, Pat and Philip Leslie and Bob Saunders. Due to political unrest in the area where the School is situated it was not possible to hold either the Annual School Day (the performance) or the Sports Day, and for many days during the visit the School had to remain closed.
The unrest meant that shops were closed for several days, transport was interrupted and many buses, businesses and cars were targeted by militants.
Nevertheless, it was eventually possible to obtain all the outfits of clothing for students and staff, and to present them on the last day.
The original Principal, Mr David Raju, who retired two years ago due to ill health, is well enough to come daily to supervise the teaching staff, which is a great blessing as he comes voluntarily. |
The 40 hostel children, who normally have three meals a day in their dining room -consisting of rice, dhal three times a week and vegetable curry on the remaining days - came to eat a meal with us, brought in by outside caterers. It was a wonderful feast, two kinds of rice, fried cauliflower, chicken curry, curds, some other unrecognisable items with icecream to follow. The teachers joined us and everyone enjoyed it.
The bat, stumps and ball that were given a few years ago had long since worn out so we replaced them and the hostel boys soon got into the swing of cricket again with Bob.