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Rural Run

  1. 1. Foundation for Life (Organisation) The Rural Edge (project) Koppal, Karnataka 20th March 2010
  2. 2. This is 1 hr away from Hampi. 9 hrs north of Bangalore by train I found Hampi amazing, more as a backdrop of the event. Team - work!!!
  3. 3. Home of one of participants, he actually comes froma relatively well to do family. + Team behind this program
  4. 4. How rural? This was as posh as it got.
  5. 5. And the kids
  6. 6. A lot of thought & expertise goes into making a program like this successful. Andrew, Executive Director, Jeevika Trust, UK, is amazed by this program
  7. 7. In Rural India bullock carts still lead and show the way
  8. 8. I didn’t let him take part, but was looking forward to doing 2 km event. They just weren’t looking for excuses. He volunteered to help.
  9. 9. Hydration can’t get better than this.
  10. 10. Wearing slippers is considered a luxury here
  11. 11. And a very well balanced diet
  12. 12. Punctuality: They were their before time, which is considered a rare characteristic among Indians
  13. 13. Hunger to absorb and learn: Other than computer, other facilities are very basic, but all trainees are very keen to know and learn more
  14. 14. Confidence: They would all look into to your eyes and were very sure about themselves. Again, something they have learnt in short 5 months.
  15. 15. Rajesh Bhat, project director, sets an example by taking part along with other trainees.
  16. 16. Camaraderie: Other teams cheer a trainee who is struggling to finish
  17. 17. Discipline: without being told, all other teams were standing in a queue cheering for all participants
  18. 18. Sense of achievement: this was first time, in the shortest period, they realised what they could acheive
  19. 19. Team spirit: they understood that they had to work together to win
  20. 20. Sportsmen spirit: They themselves told me that they all were winners that day :)
  21. 21. Learning for us all: Interns from abroad come to this centre to learn from rural India. Note the 2 ladies on the left, they are from Netherland
  22. 22. And it’s all fun!

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