Philosophy, action and reflection
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” frederick douglass
I have an opportunity to teach the kids and I am glad I did that because I really wanted to help this country to have better environment. I also believe that children are more optimistic about the world than elders.
As I was walking on the street, I can’t believe how much trash there was. People living near garbage, people selling vegetables and even animal living in the trash. The smells of trash I cannot tolerate.
People’s houses are right next the stream full of garbage, compost and recycle. Everything was mixed and people were not even trying to separate recycle from compost or garbage. The stream ends up in the river ganga. Where people take baths, swim, and dive in for spiritual purpose.
We went to talk with NGO for the ganga. He told us that they planned a project that could help the river ganga to be clean. But the government are not really being helpful.
Ever since 1992 there has not been many changes, the River ganga is still dirty. He also said that people who take bath and swim gets sick. Even people who comes from other country takes bath and ends up becoming ill.
On the first day of class, we asked everyone if the have garden or farm? Most of the students raise their hand. We were pretty happy that the teaching will be easy. Then, We asked does anyone know what is compost? Few students raise their hand but they didn’t have answers.
After our teaching was done I asked the students who were learning about compost. I was impressed that they have learned what is compost and what they need to do with it.
Now they can identify what can be compost and what cannot. They said, they know what is compost and form now they will put the waste food in the compost that we built.
From now they are not going to throw compost material anywhere beside the compost. plus they are gonna teach their parents about compost.
I am glad I taught those kids about compost because I feel that varanasi need kids to be educated in this subject. Throughout this trip which is also my first travel ever, I feel that leaving even a small good impact behind is a meaningful travel.