Its been 3 weeks since I arrived in Yuwa. It functions in a small village called Hutup on the outskirts of Ranchi, Jharkhand but it has its reach throughout the globe. This place is one of the favorite stop by points of the media, football/soccer lovers and everyone who has interacted or seen the YUWA Girls in action on the field.
In the past 3 weeks, I have been taking Mathematics lessons using Khan Academy for Std. IV-VIII, and trust me “ITS NOT EASY”. From assisting the girls to log in their accounts, checking their homework, selecting the topic for the day and then trying to talk about the concepts. All I hear during the class is:
“Atharva Bhaiya, I forgot my password”
“Atharva Bhaiya, What color avatar should I choose for my account ?”
“Atharva Bhaiya, Can I just see the videos on angles today ?”
“Atharva Bhaiya, You never listen to me 🙁 ”
“Atharva Bhaiya, I forgot to log out. Will all my points be gone ?”
“ATHARVA BHAIYA, ATHARVA BHAIYA, ATHARVA BHAIYA “, Ahhh. Its tiring, but I like it. The girls are so intelligent and such fast learners that me being out of breath is just normal.
Out of the other EXCITING things at Yuwa this month, I have been the IT Assistant for everyone over here(assisting with the new-gen touch screen laptops provided by Lenovo, the big projector which only starts at its will). I have also been taking morning sessions with an older girl-boy group helping them with their English skills and career guidance.
I was glad to receive a email from my mentor stating “- Thank You Atharva- For A+ IT support (which we so desperately needed!) with the lights, Lenovo lab, and projector” after we successfully organized one of the Parent Night with the parents of the girls.
I am eager to start training with the girls once i have my proper football/soccer shoes. For now, I enjoy playing barefoot with the girls.