I am writing to share with you our beautiful experience at the NALS Camp at Manjacombai.
Firstly the place was breathtaking. Such a pristine and scenic place with such fresh air that it filled our eyes and lungs. It was special to spend 3 days amidst that lush green, view of the mountains and the occasional gaur that children were excited about and not to forget that kitten that children indulged with all day long - he was even sleeping on the bunker bed with a couple of children.
Secondly the food - It was really such tasty food. What touched me was the fact that literally every meal had something we could indulge on like payasam, a special fruit. While the philosophy was about going back to basics great care was taken to give us healthy and tasty food.
Now coming to the core of the program. What an exhilarating experience it was - The high rope course, the free fall, the zip line, the Night walk. Children really learnt a great deal.
We closed the program with a circle of sharing - what they liked, what was a struggle and what are they thankful for. The amount of gratitude children had for the Nals team is something we have left back in the middle of your hall - when you both visit the camp you can dip into it.
Special special thanks to Chandru for his attention to every small detail, checking with us frequently, asking us for feedback and loving the kids in his own firm way.
We will be back and I want to thank you on behalf of my whole team. I wish many many more children will make use of this program to build something for themselves and their future.