It was a beautiful Sunday
From 9.30 am the children poured in, coming from different projects and villages. Some were walking, cycling, in buses, but all really excited and curious to participate in all activities.
First we did an open circle with music and dance, to bring the energy up. There were 300 children in total that made this day very magic. It was so nice to see them in perfect harmony with the environment, feeling at ease, totally at home, in tune with their land.
From 10.30 am till 4 pm the activities were full on, only with a break to have lunch and swim in the mud pool.
There were 25 monitors divided in 7 groups with different areas already prepared to make interesting projects for this special day, with each group having a different colour.
We had the blue; the music group who were making musical instruments with recycled canes, bamboos, coconut rope and stones.
The red group, handicrafts doing dream catchers and jewelers.
The green group, the ecological one, they were making a boat with plastic bottles and creating a recycle area with coloured dust bins to divide paper, glass, plastic, metal and organic.
The yellow group, focused on building a playground, a beautiful teepee (traditional house from the North American Indians) with bamboo, lots of clay, stones and some glass bottles. Also they created some funny games with tyres.
The orange group, the sports area were playing volleyball, football, basketball and everybody was the winner, no score, changing the team formation all the time.
The turquoise group, the clay village was making a village in miniature with small houses, people, gardens, temples, animals, lakes, etc.
The rainbow group, the games zone did many non-competitive games full of fun and joy.
The face painting area didn’t stop for one minute. All the kids got their faces full of colors, flowers, animals and artistic designs and shapes that made them very happy.
Special thanks to all the Sadhana forest volunteers who made this dream come true. We had 80 people helping in all kinds of things, cooking, taking the kids to the toilet, life guards in the mud pool, guides of the place, carrying the drinking water, serving the lunch, the clowns performing around and everybody interacting with the children in a really harmonious way.
The day finished with more music and dance, with an atmosphere of joy in the air, slowly they started to vanish in the landscape. The mission was complete- with great success in learning how to use all the waste materials that have the name of garbage and combine them with natural materials, all in a very practical way. It was amazing to see the final results, some that will stay in Children’s Land, some they took to their homes, but all will stay in their hearts and their minds and will transform our environment in a place full of beauty and magic.
Thanks to all photographers and a special thanks to Giorgio who came from Auroville and took so many beautiful pictures.