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Meeting the students who study at the secondary school in Dibrugarh, Assam, India was delightful in that thestudents were so motivated to continue their studies. Every one that was talked to readily identified their favorite subjects and how they want to move forward with their education. Many seemed just happy to talk to someone so foreign as being from the USA. They clamored to receive our signatures and take pictures with us, as this seemed to be an enhancement of their own education to learn about a culture that was possibly so different from their own. However, after talking to the students there are many similarities (like selfies, social media influences, and guidance of technology as a supplemental learning tool within the classrooms). This school, like within the USA, strives to shape the youth’s futures in positive manners. It was also very refreshing to see so many youth genuinely enjoy their classrooms and what they are being taught.
Being able to end our night at a Buddhist temple and seeing the Golden Pagoda of Tengapani was the perfect way to end the night after much traveling from
Assam to Arunachal Pradesh. Being able to hear the chanting of the young monks and enjoy their hospitality brought the levels of excitement from the long day to a place where I feel many of us found peacefulness and allowed us to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Basically, another long day ended on the perfect note.