Location: Saint Paul’s school, Boring Canal Road Patna.
Time- 9.00 am
Meenakshi and Jey meeting the teachers who have been asked to come for few hours.
Their reactions before meeting us (which they themselves told us later)
Teacher 1- Who are they? We have lot of other work to do.
Teacher 2- Oh, another useless workshop.
Teacher 3- I was curious about you guys. I wanted to learn something new
Teacher 4- We had to check answer sheets. Why are we called for this. What is this thing?
Teacher 5- I thought you guys will teach us some paper and scissor work.
Teacher 6- Waste of time. Don’t understand why we were called from home.
Teacher 7- Oh no, not again. No more workshops.
Frankly speaking teachers had no idea about what we do and how we do it. No one told us that we travel on a Green bullet and we have travelled many schools
They didn’t know that we do not do workshop. We do not teach.
Actually we learn from them and help them make their school good. So for three hours we painted on the walls with the help of these teachers only.
They proposed the idea of marine life, facial expressions with alphabets and the musical instruments. Meenakshi helped with the colour scheme and designs.
They wasted a bit of color but at the end of the day their reaction was something like this.
Teacher 1- I loved it.
Teacher 2- I never imagined, I can paint.
Teacher 3- I learnt something new.
Teacher 4- I would like to do something like you guys do.
Teacher 5- It’s not wastage of time. This is interesting.
Teacher 6- I think we can paint all the walls in the school.
Teacher 7- Thanks for coming. We really enjoyed (all teachers in chorus almost)
Do I need to write more….
Epilogue- Next day few teachers brought their kids as well to paint on some more walls.