|Poolabala with teachers at Heal|
One can undoubtedly develop human relations through social work. Knowledge dissemination is the best social work. Hunger and poverty are main reasons for much of social work done so far in India. I have betters reasons for doing social work. The first reason is that I have seen high levels of ignorance and low levels of self confidence in many educated people. (Particularly the knowledge of the world, history, literature is at a low ebb. People have no common sense of self education. If people have the common sense why don't they educate themselves? It is a fact that most educated people stay away from books and indulge in movies and videos.) Secondly I have found that the knowledge deprivation hampered thinking, reasoning and maturity. As a result we see people acquire skewed personality and grotesque behavior. I have several years of rich experience of diverse reading. It takes years for the beginners to make a careful selection of reading. I have a repertoire of world history, literature and cultures. In a brief discourse I wish I must enrich the knowledge of the learners. Finally, I enjoy meeting new people that is why I am into social work. I believe that offering knowledge is better than offering money or food. Money and food are temporary but education is inexhaustible treasure.
Normally I create opportunities for the social work. I ask my friends on facebook, students who learn foreign languages, parents and other people who visit me for an opportunity to serve a school or college. Fortunately one of my German students, Dr. Geetika offered me a chance to serve a remote organization. It is not only a big organization but also an ideal organization.
It was 4.30 in evening when I visited the Headmistress of the school. She is very punctual and loves work and children. She offered me tea. when we finished tea the class was ready. I entered a big classroom where twenty teachers were waiting. I introduced myself. the teachers were happy to meet a man who speaks six foreign languages. I explained the difference between language and speech. we discussed many aspects from basics of phonetics to advanced English grammar. The headmistress was also present. One of the teachers, on my request took two snaps. Here are the photos.
The road was quite long and rough. Dr. Geetika picked me up at the Ramavarappadu highway. we traveled by car. It is less than a week since she joined German language course in Vijayawada. I spoke in German with her all through the journey. perhaps it is the longest time I have ever spoken German with a beginner. Fortunately , it has solved her fears. That is another story.