One School Down

Today was a huge success and relief for all of us I think. After the usual breakfast routine, we trekked out to Gurgaon. It takes about an hour on the metro and then it’s a short walk to the school. Throughout our trip, the administration, teachers, and students at Kunskopskolen have been very welcoming and…

Just Another Manic Monday

Dear sweet India, You have more people than I ever thought possible and your overuse of honking, while potentially necessary for avoiding accidents, is overwhelming me. Sincerely, Claustrophobic American Introvert — That is how my love letter to India would read right now. Seriously, there are people everywhere. All the time. 7am? People! 1pm? People!…

City Spotlight: Jaipur, India (Part 2)

Sorry I have so much to say. Huge shout out to the people who actually read these, you’re great! Since this is Part 2 about Jaipur, I’ll keep it short and sweet. If you missed it, you can check out Part 1 here. Nahargarh Fort The view from this fort is breathtaking. We went just…

In the Groove

This morning was much the same as the others. We all got ready and went down to the hotel cafe for breakfast. The longer we are here, the more I am appreciating the hotel we are staying at. It only provides the basics, but that seems to suit us perfectly fine. I would definitely recommend this…

Acquired Taste

I will be honest. It was not love at first sight for me and India. Or rather, not love at first sight for me and Delhi. I have yet to see more than this city, so I will reserve judgement on the whole massive country until I have more information to work with. However, today…

Exhaustion

Struggle was in the air this morning. We were all feeling a bit exhausted and run down at breakfast – but we managed to get out of bed! A minor miracle if you ask me. This will be day two at CCS for me and the first day for all of us at the ARK…

Monday of Meetings

I explained a bit more about CCS and my first day here; essentially my morning was spent working on background research and reading about the school closures. It is great to have a space to work on these details and to get suggestions from the others working on similar education projects for CCS. They are a…

13 km of Relaxation

It feels like we’ve been here for at least a week, not just 3 days! We have managed to pack quite a bit into our short time here. Since we were starting to feel the affects of two days romping around the city, we decided Sunday would be a good day to explore Hauz Khas,…