Life Outside of Delhi

Went for a walk one night and was followed by a pack of goats. This is the opposite of a problem.
Went for a walk one night and was followed by a pack of goats. This is the opposite of a problem.

One of the many things that attracted me to do a program with SIT is the excursions planned with every program. Before I left it was hard to explain to people that even though my program is based in Delhi, I would only be spending about half of my time there. The rest of the time I would be traveling to various parts of India.

One day we went to a Buddhist religious site. There we met a tourist group from Sri Lanka. They were separating flower petals to use as an offering and let us help them.
One day we went to a Buddhist religious site. There we met a tourist group from Sri Lanka. They were separating flower petals to use as an offering and let us help them.

My first trip outside of Delhi happened this week. I was very excited to get out of the city for a while. I am one who loves living in big cities but it is also nice to see the stars and breathe some less polluted air.

During this excursion we had a lot of really cool opportunities. The week before our excursion we learned about how the healthcare system in India is set up. This excursion allowed us to witness it. I loved that were able to take our learning outside of the classroom. Throughout the week we visited different hospitals, talked with a variety of doctors, and had many question and answer sessions with women in various villages about what healthcare means to them. I learned a lot of different things during this week and I am excited for our next excursion. Unfortunately I was unable to get many pictures during the excursion simply because I felt it rude to photograph people when they are in the vulnerable state of receiving health care. I will, however, attach a few photos of other activities that we did during the excursion.

The first day we arrived a local school was celebrating their second anniversary. There was a large show where the kids performed different dances, most of them relating to an important political issue. This dance was in protest to child marriages.
The first day we arrived a local school was celebrating their second anniversary. There was a large show where the kids performed different dances, most of them relating to an important political issue. This dance was in protest to child marriages.

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