Dear Dad, I Survived India My father was certainly rolling in his grave the day I was awarded the SIPS grant to come to India. Studying abroad in Jordan was bad enough, but travelling to India – especially without the support network of a university-approved … Continue reading The End?
Although I have been in India for several weeks at this point, I admittedly have not done many touristy things. Until this weekend, I had only been in Mumbai for the day of transfer and Aurangabad (adding in the short visit to Pune with the … Continue reading Touristing!
The workshop itself is done, but my time in India is yielding other reflections, especially making me compare it with my time studying in Jordan. It’s somewhat ironic to compare India and Jordan, at least from the perspective of water scarcity, because Jordan is literally … Continue reading Jordan & India: A Comparison
CONGRATULATIONS! Last night was the first time I could genuinely accept any of the girls’ accolades. While the team definitely carried the workshop as opposed to me carrying the team, I feel very accomplished with the results of the workshop. First of all, attendance was … Continue reading Closing Ceremonies
Well, I did it! Or rather, I ~helped~ to do it, because the workshop I designed was really undertaken by a fantastic team here at Dilasa (aka everyone who helped me overcome the language barrier and took care of logistics, finding local language videos, and … Continue reading workworkworkSHOP! prelim report
Call me Soya…mosquito destroya. For anyone who didn’t get that reference, you should start watching GLOW on Netflix 😊 but actually, I have become a serious mosquito killer this past week. One-handed, with a shoe, two-handed, I’ve done it all. One evening, over the course … Continue reading Reflections
Good news! After a few days at Dilasa, my initial anxiety/stress/general nervousness about going to India has been somewhat eased. While it won’t go away at least until most of the workshop is done, I don’t feel like a TOTAL fish out of water anymore. … Continue reading Dilasa Week One