As soon as we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the number of children that had shown up. All of them all lined up waiting to be registered. Along with two other Tacklers, we began registering all of them, giving them their name tags which they seemed to like. Having no knowledge of Kannada, I spoke to them in Malayalam and they all surprisingly understood me. They always helped out while smiling up at you and giggling when you had trouble spelling their names. Just when we thought we were done, more children showed up and this went on till it was time to leave. They day ended with all of them shaking our hands and saying "Byyeee Akka" which was so heartwarming. It was a great end to a great day leaving everyone feeling energised and content.
--- Susanna Thomas