We have successfully lasted one whole week on the farm. It is a different experience - heat and dust can be overwhelming for many of us, yet we persevered to get our tasks done.
This week the kids have managed to -
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Prachla, Rajendra and Sarita for tirelessly working with children to achieve tangible outcomes. THANK YOU!!
We also thank Nilesh for taking the initiative to lovingly help build our very own Chullah completely eco-friendly and children friendly.
Thank you to all parents for coordinating transport perfectly.
Deep gratitude for all facilitators who put aside personal discomforts to be there for the kids. Every day fruits and drinks were lovingly prepared without any fuss and served with joy in addition to looking out for them. All high school lessons were successfully held on the farm. So many blessings!!
I am sure there were many challenges too, but I think successes clearly outnumbered them. So time for celebration!
Please continue to send a fruit for the basket, plate and a glass.
Looking forward to week 2 on the farm :)
Now to end my post here is a poem by Sarojini Naidu:
HONEY, child, honey, child, whither are you going?
Would you cast your jewels all to the breezes blowing?
Would you leave the mother who on golden grain has fed you?
Would you grieve the lover who is riding forth to wed you?
Mother mine, to the wild forest I am going,
Where upon the champa boughs the champa buds are blowing;
To the köil-haunted river-isles where lotus lilies glisten,
The voices of the fairy folk are calling me: O listen!
Honey, child, honey, child, the world is full of pleasure,
Of bridal-songs and cradle-songs and sandal-scented leisure.
Your bridal robes are in the loom, silver and saffron glowing,
Your bridal cakes are on the hearth: O whither are you going?
The bridal-songs and cradle-songs have cadences of sorrow,
The laughter of the sun to-day, the wind of death to-morrow.
Far sweeter sound the forest-notes where forest-streams are falling;
O mother mine, I cannot stay, the fairy-folk are calling.
MD is Co-Founder and CEO (Chief Education Officer) @ DLRC .