A New School Outside Salem

the hut that was the children's old school

the hut that was the children’s old school

We made our way to Salem, India to stay with friends Kevin met on his last trip to India. Our host, besides being an all around amazing guy, is actively involved in the Rotary club and many of their projects.

our host and the tree the children used to sit under

our host and the tree the children used to sit under

Just outside of Salem there are some kids that wanted to learn so badly they used to sit out under a tree.  People built them a small hut but it leaked, and the kids could only have school on the days when there was no rain.  So Rotary Club helped to build them a new brick building.  They were going to bring desks and chairs over and Kevin got to film it.

blocks for the new school

blocks for the new school

girls on one side boys on the other, but an integrated school

girls on one side boys on the other, but an integrated school

boys excited about their school

boys excited about their school

happy children

happy children

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