We went back to our usual Caravan with regular stalls happening after a long time of celebrations and hungama. After ages we had the dance stall and it felt good to be dancing again with the kids,although it wasn't in full swing like before but we still had fun.The kids also enjoyed themselves.They danced their heart out.
The other stalls also took place simultaneously but since we did not have much stall preparations we could not come up with much activities to keep the kids engaged.
We had another round of evaluation with the kids.This time it was on an one-to-one basis.The volunteers had to personally go and talk to the kids.We more or less got a clear idea of what the kids feel.We also got to know a little about their personal problems at the caravan and what they expect out of the Caravan.Some interesting replies were, "We want computers to paint pictures and print them"!!
Some of the problems the kids face were more with the other kids.It seemed that the girls were having problem with some of the boys because they were being teased and hit by the boys.The kids enjoy coming to the caravan because the volunteers are very nice to them and the volunteers understand their problems.They find Caravan better than home and school because there is no one to scold or beat them here at the Caravan.
The kids have opened up to us more than we expected!!!
-- Reetama Das