After a 2 week immersion program in a Mathura village, 9 students arrived in Delhi on 30th January. After spending 3 night in Delhi, the group departed for a remote village Saurath in Madhubani district of Bihar. The students were from UTS, Sydney and had come to India for a 3 weeks rural immersion program. 6 girls and 3 boys seemed excited to learn new culture, people and skills. Following photographs from the immersion location will help you to understand the program better.
Roaming in village fields
Interacting with a village family
Eating with a village family
Interacting with school children
Playing Frisbee with village children
Buying famous Madhbani paintings
Interacting with farmers in agricultural fields
Design thinking workshop on terrace
Going to attend Saraswati puja in village
Meeting with prominent villagers
Interacting with a doctor in Government hospital
Self- reflection time
Farewell from the village
This 3 week immersion really helped everyone in understanding the most important issues of rural India like quality education, agricultural productivity, women empowerment, health and infrastructure. Along with working on serious issues, the program brought the participants and field team close and some of the lifelong friendships emerged in the end.