Location: Dharamsala

This morning, as usual, we had breakfast at Common Ground. At 10 o’clock our partners came, and I got to go to Bagsu (a little side town of Dharamsala where many of us went to see the waterfall). I went there by rickshaw (a taxi with three wheels). We had lunch at Common Ground where we could order what we wanted. After lunch, we headed for our last day at Tibetan Children’s Village. When we arrived, it was raining very hard so we couldn’t have our picnic outside. Instead, we had it in the hall with the children from all three classes. We gave them biscuits, drinks, played games and sang songs. After the picnic, the kids gave presentations about what they’d learned. But each story comes to an end even if it is full of joy and love. It was really difficult to leave the children, and there were a lot of emotions bonded with this goodbye, but we canalized our emotions in the quote: don’t be sad that its over, but be happy that it happened.” After TCV we went to the monastery and talked about our experiences teaching the children. When this was over, we had dinner at the monastery. At the forum, we talked about the issue of the beggars on the street.