Koukkanang

We visited Koukkanang School today and were joined by Toni and Mark from Sydney, who have recently done some volunteer work for SeeBeyondBorders back in Australia.  We have been so lucky on this trip to have visitors join the Projects team on several days and assist with the health, sport and art programs.  We hope you have gained as much out of the experience as we have appreciated having you with us.

We arrived at Koukkanang to the sound of ‘Happy Birthday to You’, seemingly coming from nowhere until a truck appeared, coming around the corner in reverse (see video here: http://wp.me/p1gTxv-ax). What a shame it was no-one’s actual birthday today!

There were around 160 students at the school so the sport and art sessions were run concurrently.  One of the highlights was the impromptu games of ‘Rabbit Rabbit Monkey’ and ‘What’s the Time Mr Tiger’ that Cat and Anna started with some of the children who hung around with us after the morning school session had ended. These two games are extremely popular wherever we go!

There was no afternoon school session today so we returned to Metta Karuna to cut up stockings, fill them with bars of soap and tie them up with string – our version of ‘soap on a rope’ for the health kits that will be handed out after the health program session on Saturday’s school visit.  Our two weeks are flying by.

Kea & Anna explaining the rules of the game
Kea & Anna explaining the rules of the game.
Kea and Aiden doing some synchronised skipping.
Kea and Aiden doing some synchronised skipping.
Soil being delivered to level some ground.
Soil being delivered to level some ground.
The entrance to Koukkanang School
The entrance to Koukkanang School
The school bell
The school bell
Classroom at Koukkanang
Classroom at Koukkanang
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