Giving Books to India’s ChildrenPosted by Foundation Guru
**This is a guest post from Terry & Janet Prue, from the United Kingdom.**
On a recent tour of India, we experienced something so inspiring — a visit to a primary school in rural India. We were greatly touched by the children and the way they were making such good progress in learning English. The visit to the school was a particularly memorable part of the trip because I am a school governor in the UK and have 5 grandchildren of school age. The youngest is Anna and it was to her school that I gave an illustrated talk on my experiences in India concentrating on the many animals that roam the streets (kids love animals!), the Hindu religion maxim of do a good deed a day to people or animals (something we learnt from our Collette guide) and how bright and keen the children were in the school we visited. They were impressed that at a very young age they are learning English and wanted to send books they no longer needed to the children at the school.
The children at Polehampton Infants — a school for 5 to 7 year olds in the village of Twyford (to the west of London) – collected together a box of early learning English books for us to send back to India. I was touched to see how quickly and energetically they filled the box. We hope they will be used to form a library and make learning English more fun.