The winners of WOHAA 2013-14 have just returned from a fantastic trip to see the work of
the Charity in Chennai, India.
The girls all aged 14 from three different schools have had a trip of a lifetime!
Amy and Lauren from Nonsuch High School for Girls, Natasha from Greenacre School,
and Deepika from Henrietta Barnet School.
The students were also hugely lucky to be invited to the residence of British Deputy High
Commissioner to Chennai! Mr. Bharat Joshi and his wife very warmly welcomed all of us,
and spent a lot of time finding out more about WOHAA and the dreams and passions of each of us.
Thank you Mr. Joshi!
The girls visited the school, SSSIE in Chennai, which is funded by Wings of Hope
Children’s charity every day of the week. They had prepared lessons for children at this
school from Lower Kindergarten all the way up to year 9 ! They taught subjects like
Spanish, French, Russian, Maths, English, English songs, Drawing, storytelling and spoke
about Health and cleanliness issues.
They also spoke to the boys in the Senior classes about GCSE’s and Army cadets and also
about different career choices.
They also taught the children at this school to play Netball. Lauren who plays Netball to a
very high standard, spent time teaching them. She also gifted them a netball signed by the
England Netball Team!
Amy, Natasha, Lauren and Deepika also had a chance to visit the second project supported
by The Wings of Hope Children’s charity, that of the Slum Tuition project.
Rajni Sriram who accompanied them on this trip, took them to one of the slum areas in
Perumbur, North Chennai, where they visited 5 different Tuition Centres. The children at
these Centres, were eagerly waiting to see us, and presented us with a rose each and some
drawings as a sign of their appreciation.
It was a very humbling experience and all of us, came away feeling so blessed, that we here
in England are looked after so well at home by our families and go to such nice Schools.
The visit has taught us to appreciate what we have and share what we have , with others
less fortunate than ourselves.
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Slum student performing dance for us Rajni and students at another Slum tuition Centre Rajni with student at school
Mr. Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai, Mrs. Joshi and us.