Internet Challenged

For the next week, I will be teaching at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidayalaya (KGBV), where there is no internet access.  I will try to get to an internet cafe or otherwise get access when I can, but if you don’t see something for awhile, that’s the reason.  It is 13 km from Forbesgunge.

I have been told that the girls at KGBV (there are 50 between the ages of 11 and 16) have been taking karate for the last two years, and only recently their teacher has been unable to come.  I have seen pictures of them breaking flaming boards with their heads, and other pictures show them doing some wicked kicks.  I’m not so sure that I’ll be teaching them, or they’ll be teaching me!  Either way, I am very much looking forward to the experience of spending time with these young ladies.

So, until I write again…hopefully soon..


  1. Megan McKenzie said,

    August 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    These stories are amazing! Good luck at KGBV and hope to hear more from you soon!

    Be safe,

  2. Sandykins said,

    August 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    So good to talk to you and hear the happiness and excitement in your voice, and the little chirping birds (the girls) in the background. lolol….Keep up that energy, sounds like you are going to need it, not only for training but as the little mother hen in a compound of 30 teenage girls…Be safe my sweets, enjoy!! Mwah

  3. lee said,

    August 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Belle- as serious as the mission is, the post on the karate intro had me LOL.
    Stay safe.

  4. Belle said,

    August 12, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Well, Lee, yep, I laughed too. Thank goodness for all that ‘distraction control’ training Sensei has given or I would have fallen over myself from laughing with them, too. I’m staying safe; beyond the bounds of the headquarters or the compound, the staff will not allow me to go without an ‘escort’. Just have someone local around kind of deters any thought of bad dealings, I guess. Good to hear from you. Hope all is well.

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