There is one thing about Champa. The children experience an instant connect whatever be the age. At SK Salak about 120 children between the ages of 5 and 10 listened in rapt attention as Champa rattled off the story of the fishermen.

There was excitement and, at the same time, they did not want to miss any part of the story because of exuberant behaviour. It was mesmerising. Not one of them looked bored for even a second.

“We loved the session so much, Aunty Champa,” they screamed in delight when Champa asked them how they felt. Champa, in turn, felt that the children were cute and that it was a fun session. The teachers said they were honoured to have an international speaker in their midst.


By Edison Rickett