A few weeks ago we introduced you to Annabelle, a volunteer from England, who has joined the Reality Gives team here in Mumbai for the next few months. She is here to help develop the Youth Empowerment Program, focusing mainly on the Soft Skills aspect of it and will also be working at the Royal City School, running sessions to help empower and develop the teachers. Annabelle took a few minutes out of her hectic schedule to have a quick chat with us and tell us a little more about herself…
Hi Annabelle, welcome to Mumbai! How are you finding It so far?
Hi! All good so far. A little hot, but great!
Haha. So, what were you doing before you came here?
I have been working in education in the UK for the past few years. I initially started by working in a specialist autism school, where I realised my passion for teaching. I then went on to work in a school in a favela (slum) in Rio de Janeiro; this opened my eyes to global education issues. After that I taught in a government school in London where I was working alongside some particularly inspiring practioners, so I learnt a lot fast.
Continue reading [Interview] Meet Annabelle
Recently Goal Click asked us to help them identify a girl in Dharavi to take an analog camera with 27 shots on it and capture insights into their experience of football in Dharavi as part of their world wide mission to’provide a person in every country with one analogue camera and one roll of film to take photos that symbolise football in their country.’
To determine which of the girl’s would be charged with this challenge we asked them to write an essay entitled ‘Why should I be the Goal Click representative’. In this blog article, we capture a little more information about our winner, Blessy, and find out what football means to her…
Continue reading [Interview] “Football has made me strong and confident”