5 July 2016: Day Thirteen

In the morning today, I visited the Nehru Nagar Mumbai Municipal School, and I sat in Divya Ma’am’s grade six Math class. There were 25 students (11 girls, 14 boys) in the class, and everyone was sitting on the floor. Divya Ma’am mentioned that this classroom had its desks and chairs taken away over the…

The Village on Google Maps

Digvijay randomly came up to me today and showed me his home on Google Maps – which he had located just now, after searching for it for over a day. He told me that he entered keywords such as the nearest train station, bus stop, and even school, until he hit his place by looking…

The Toilet

Here’s a picture of the one toilet at the Asha center. I’ve noticed a few of the students (boys and girls) use it in the past, and someone also mentioned that it’s much better than the one they have at school.

4 July 2016: Day Twelve

I spent the entire day at Asha today as well – and for the first time, I carried the entire Expeditions kit with me there. That’s 12 Google Cardboard viewers and 12 Nexus 4 mobile phones. I spent one and a half hours during the break between the two batches charging the devices, setting up…

2 July 2016: Day Eleven

Today, I conducted a participatory design workshop for the teachers at Asha. A total of five teachers attended the workshop, and I have typed out the prompts I gave and responses they gave below, with pictures. (0) Initial exercise (icebreaker): Never Have I Ever, 5 fingers, go around and say what you have never done…

The Toy Bus

Saw this outside the Asha center. This is apparently a new initiative by L&T to collect used toys from homes.

1 July 2016: Day Ten

In the morning today, I played the lost on a deserted island game with 8 students – Ashwini, Kajal, Anil, Karan and Komal from class 8, and Aditya, Kusum and Anjali from class 7. I recorded the entire session [the audio transcript is 30 minutes long]. I first described the entire scene and game to them…