Arunachal Pradesh Chakma School Visit

OUR CHAKMAS ARE SPECIAL …

Short report by Ilaria, back from visiting the chakma school in Arunachal Pradesh, waiting for more detailed information.

“I met some residents in Deban, I have to say that our guys are really special compared to others. To see them always at school, always in the same clothes, sometimes you do not appreciate the level they have achieved. But to see them outside, in another context, and especially to compare them with other boys of the same age and the same ethnicity, made me realize how different they are compared to others who have not attended school. We often assume that chakmas have a kind nature, with nice expressions, welcoming you with a smile, like our children. But in fact it is not: many other guys have a different style, a quite different energy. Even among brothers there is no comparison if one has attended Alice school and another has not. And many, many parents have found and reported this. Even Vinod, who last year made us damn a bit … I spoke with the villagers and they told me that he is a very selfless and kind boy. They informed me that he followed his hospitalized uncle and care for him for more than a month in a loving way and that even the doctors and nurses had taken him to heart!

But to see them outside, in another context, and especially to compare them with other boys of the same age and the same ethnicity, made me realize how different they are compared to others who have not attended school.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *