My Day in Karimadom Slum

My Day in Karimadom Slum

My Day in Karimadom Slum Hi everyone, hope you are all having an amazing day! This is my second post for my volunteering at Don Bosco and I am feeling a bit more confident in writing since I received such lovely feedback on my last post and I think it shows…maybe 🙂 What my day […]

Motivational camp

Motivational camp

13/12/2019 Me and another volunteer make our way to the Karimadom slum to join in on an excursion for some underprivileged men from the slum. We sit down and immediately the speakers start blaring and the men start singing and dancing, some of the staff even join in.  The ride continues in much the same […]

Chenda melam performance

Chenda melam performance

7/12/2019 Me and Father Thomas hop on the motorcycle and head towards Manacaud to meet up with the rest. Today the kids from the Karimadom slum who were taught chenda melam have a booking at The Leela Hotel to perform which is an amazing opportunity. When we arrive at Manacaud the stress is palpable and […]

LED light bulb making

LED light bulb making

29/11/2019 Back at Manacaud again for another vocational training for the women from the slum. This time it consisted of LED bulb manufacturing. As they arrive they quickly seat themselves around a big table as we prepare and distribute all the parts needed. Later, as Father Thomas, the director of Don Bosco Veedu Society, came […]

Cultural exchange

Cultural exchange

27/11/2019 I walked into the classroom here at the shelter home in the morning where I was met with curious looks and excitement from the boys. After I had said hello the teacher gave a cue and all the kids stood up and burst out in a welcome chant much to my surprise and amusement. […]

Cake bag folding training

Cake bag folding training

25/11/2019 Arriving back to Manacaud we help with a new paper bag training. This time the women are being taught to fold bigger sized paper bags for cakes and such. Me, Tony and another research student are observing the women working and teaching each other in order to achieve the best result. These social work […]