Saturday, January 8, 2011

We Shall Overcome

Last week we taught the kids how to sing “We Shall Overcome” in English. We passed out sheets to all the kids with the full lyrics on them. It was a fun group activity practicing together. Obviously, lots of work ahead...

But suprising and beautiful was that today as I was walking with the Shankarbhuvan kids to find them a rickshaw, Dipmala says “Sir, I’ve got the We Shall Overcome song down”. I responded with, “You mean you have it memorized”? She said, “Yes, without the paper, I can sing it”. I was pleasantly surprised and filled with joy. She took the time to practice and memorize it on her own time.
What better thing to do, than to have them stand on the side of the road and sing it…

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