A long-planned event was finally about to start as the ‘Kalon’
team headed towards Ghonsala orphanage
on 24th February 2017. There was a warm welcome by the heads,
teachers and girls of age group 11-15.
As preplanned by the team members, an oath of commitment was
held in which the girls were given wrist bands as a symbol that they would be
whole-heartedly committed to the activities. They were also told to wear the
band every time the team visited. Thereafter a cross-introduction session took
place in which each girl had to introduce herself to her other girl fellows. A
group was made having each volunteer by their side and to whom they had to
introduce themselves again. Initially, the girls were timorous and hesitant but
gradually became comfortable with the changing environment. Activities such as
coloring and drawing were done. The day came to an end with the distribution of
work pages which were to be filled by the girls. These pages included questions
for evaluation purposes such as what do they aspire to become when they grow up
and how they manage their free times etc. Each volunteer was given duty to
guide the girls in filling the questionnaires.
Finally, the team headed back with many goodbyes,
anticipating further visits to the Ghonsala.