Every picture tells a story: Swathi

Megha and Swathi in the middle of a circle of students

Megha and Swathi in the middle of a circle of students. Credits: GalileoMobile / María Dasí Espuig

By María Dasí Espuig

Swathi was a surprise for all of us. Sandra came to me with a broad smile and Swathi by her hand. “María, this little girl can speak English!” she told me. It made our day, we were so happy that we could communicate with her in a common language!

On this day we visited the Government Primary School in Chowodadenahalli, in the district of Malur. The children were between the ages of 6 and 10, and were excited that we had come. So, it was a bit frustrating when you had all these little faces around you wanting to speak to you and asking so many things, but you just cannot … answer them. Our local collaborators would help us in these cases.

Swathi was our youngest helper. She came with her little brother from Bangalore after hearing that GalileoMobile would visit this school. You can see her wearing a pink shirt in the photos.  She helped Megha with her group of children explaining to them in Kannada how to carry out the activity ‘Exploring the Moon’. She lives in Bangalore, where she attends school in English, but on this day she was working with us hand in hand.

(This tiny story is part of the “Khagol Rath: GalileoMobile in India” photo-book that depicts GalileoMobile’s expedition to India back in 2012. You can download the book here.)

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