by Rob, Co-Director, IHF Medan
We broke up our usual morning routine this Tuesday by paying a visit to one of our student’s local schools. Although it meant a mad dash through the early morning rush hour traffic, the trip emerged as a good opportunity to spread the word about IHF in the local community. We were led on a whistle stop tour through a number of different classes, teaching in each for about twenty minutes, before being led outside where Rob sweated over a ping-pong table and Astrid attempted to show the kids her Michael Jackson moves, much to the despair of all involved.
As well as the usual excitement of seeing a couple of ‘bules’ (foreigners) wandering into the class unannounced, the kids also got to hear about a local volunteer project right on their doorstep which many of them had not known about. Michael is already a teacher here at IHF, and we are hoping that our brief visit might have raised enough interest in the centre for some of his class-mates to follow in his footsteps.