Anansi and the Snake



Thank you Gabrielle, Girish, Suman, DPS East, donors, and everyone that made this exchange possible. The work you do is truly life changing. If you’re goal was to facilitate a meaningful experience for both sides, you most definitely succeeded. And Gabrielle, as for your mission to re-humanize teacher education, I can’t imagine a better way of doing this than sending pre-service teachers to learn from Indian educators and students. I feel as though part of the human in me has been restored through this program and through connecting with teachers, students, and locals.

The last day of school was the most unforgettable. I taught three or four English lessons on an African folk tale about a spider named Anansi, and a snake named Snake. The spider wanted to prove to the animal kingdom that he was more than just a small weak insect; he was clever. So he made a…

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