Stories of children and tacklers from the Tackle world

Stories of children and tacklers from the Tackle world

Monday, September 30, 2013

Dodge ball = Battlefield

I can easily describe this to be the best caravan experience so far. Today wasn't just about the energy that the children experienced; it was also about the exhilaration that I felt. Each time I go for the Caravan, I looked at myself as a facilitator and I played the part; making sure the kids played what they wanted to and helping the other volunteers. This time was a whole new experience for me. I asked for dodge-ball, seriously underestimating the abilities of the children, and they gave me a battle. But it was fun. And then there was utter chaos; true, raving, intense chaos. Balls were being thrown from all directions and this was no more dodge ball. I was just standing there, laughing and screaming, not knowing what really was happening but liking it. I liked it because I was no more a facilitator. I was one among the kids. They didn't hesitate before throwing the balls at any one of us because they didn't look at us as "them;" and we took it in the spirit because we didn't look at the kids as "them."

-- Parvathy Nair

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