In the May of 2016 Action in Caerau and Ely and the Safe Foundation embarked on another adventure, this time to Masinagudi in the Tamil Nadu province of India. The trip was to take nine young people from Cardiff, of which eight were from Ely, Caerau and Fairwater, to teach younger children within the local schools. The lessons were specific to sexual health, gender inequality, food and nutrition and global citizenship and the group undertook six weeks of preparation to get ready for the trip.
It proved to be another great adventure for the young people and the staff, staying in a lodge in the middle of the jungle with visiting friendly elephant ‘Renaldo’, along with a whole host of other wild animals parading past the watch tower everyday (no tigers though). Everyone embraced the Indian culture and abandoned cutlery and ate with their hands, never shook with their left hands, but resisted the temptation to cross the roads with reckless abandon for the safety of other road users including the local cows.
We would like to extend our thanks to all the young people and staff who did so much work to make this happen and to the Safe Foundation for organising the whole trip.
(Photos: Simon Murray)