As a Fishel fellow, I was placed in India with JDC Entwine Multi-Week Global Jewish Service Corps with Gabriel Project Mumbai, and I am now working in Berlin as a JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps fellow.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

4th of July Party

On Fridays, we have less structured days with kids, where we mostly sing songs, play games, and just play with them.  They’re our favorite days, and they’re definitely the kids’ favorite.  In light of the 4th of July, we decided to have an America party last Friday, complete with dancing and singing.  We also bought Oreos for all the kids, which they loved.  One of the boys tried to give us his Oreo because, as he said, it was our country’s birthday, so we should have it.  Another little girl saved her Oreo to bring to her mother.  Another girl gave her little brother half of her Oreo. I am constantly amazed by what these little kids do.  Even though they have nothing, sometimes not even food to eat, they share everything.  We can all learn something from them.

Video of the kids dancing:

Fell in the mud...oops!

1 comment:

  1. I love the pics of you with the kids :) You've always been such a natural with children- doesn't matter what culture! I love that you mentioned how they're so good about sharing. I generally think of young kids as being inherently selfish since they don't know any better, but it's interesting to think that it might just be something about our society or the way we raise them that makes them act that way. Glad these kids seem like a joy to work with! I'm sure they'll really miss having you there when you move on to Germany.