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The United Methodist team visits Asha

The United Methodist team visits Asha

Asha’s Tigri slum community centre turned into a happy playground with veritable bedlam of chirruping produced by the tiny tots and the team of eight from the United States (USA) for about a week.

As the members of the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Team and United Methodist Team of Davis approached the centre on October 22, a cheerful and bright smile spread across the Tigri slum community members’ faces. To break the ice, the team initiated an introductory session that ended up with vivid dance performances by all. This helped the team, the Asha college students, the Bal Mandal (Children’s Association) members and Mahila Mandal (Women’s Association), members get accustomed with each other.

Team interacting with the Bal Mandal members

Team interacting with the Bal Mandal members

During their stay, the team took classes to teach art and craft to the students and also did the wall murals giving the centre an amazing aesthetic.

Dividing the student into several groups, the team taught them how to dance with handheld fans, that the slum community lauded like anything. Providing career guidance and helping the students in strengthening their communication skills were amongst the to-do list of the team, which they followed religiously.

The four-day visit, a sound amalgamation of adorable and unforgettable moments, came to an end with a beautiful gratitude gesture. The team bid adieu leaving tears in everyone’s eyes.

Here are a few glimpses:

Team with the community

Team with the community

 

Alex with a student

Alex with a student

 

Team with the Asha students

Team with the Asha students

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