Day 12

I went to Mamta School for the last time today. I’ll be leaving in two days and have a few other things to get done while I’m here. When we arrived at Mamta School for the first time I didn’t think I’d leave feeling as sad as I did when I left today. I expected to learn about and get to know each child, but I didn’t expect to get as attached as I did. Mamta School is less like an institution and more like a family. It is Jayantikaka who is the reason for this. He’s dedicated his whole life to uplifting children like those in Mamta School and has changed the lives of countless amount of kids. Throughout the past year of talking to him about Mamta School and then working with him while in India he’s become a figure that I look up to.

                                                                                              Jayantibhai Patel

                                                                                              Jayantibhai Patel

I already can’t wait to be back next year and hopefully show other Aahana members what I’ve experienced here at Mamta School.