Our trip to Rae Bareilly started with a visit to an NGO (Lok Mitra) which works to educate primary school children. In the evening we visited various schools functioning under this NGO, such as a school where the children are not only taught subjects in the curriculum but are also given vocational training. We observed how they learned various entrepreneurial skills which will help them stand on their own feet in the future. Out of the many activities that were going on, pottery making was the one that intrigued us the most so we joined in.
That evening we also visited a boys camp where they shared their experiences with us. We had an interactive session where we shared our purpose of visiting them and they entertained us with stories and songs.
The next day, we visited some primary schools and nearby villages and spoke to the residents and listened as they shared their experiences with us.
The overall trip was a great learning experience and we also managed to have some fun and meet many new people.