“Every single day of summer school for me has been a journey that is bringing me closer and closer to self – realization. When I decided to be a part of this movement I knew it would be incredibly enriching but never in my wildest dreams would I have ever predicted what I have experienced in these past few weeks. There have been numerous times a day I have been affected deeply by something or someone. I have learnt so much from my children that my biggest challenge presently is giving to them as much if not more than what they have given me. I think I am being terribly ambitious in saying that. Choosing an experience that stood out with any one child for me would be lying and I have to be true to my children myself and the experience I have had. Whether its finally getting Sarfaraz to stop crying, and then smiling and then participating in class or getting Chirag and Anas to pay attention and work hard on getting Manjeri, Shruti and Sameer to start speaking in English. Every single hurdle has been an amazing feat for me to achieve and I have grown in ways unimaginable. Every moment of realization has felt like attaining enlightenment. I have never known such boundless happiness and I feel honoured to be surrounded by such hope, positivity, love….:-)
Wow….I would go on and on – I wish you could see my face now – it speaks louder than these words….”
– Anasuya DIdi
Anasuya Menon joined Teach For India right out of college. She is an Arts Graduate majoring in Sociology and Anthropology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.