Today we had our first REAL meeting with an orphanage, and it went very well. The Ministry of Social Security helped us greatly by calling the orphanage ahead of time to introduce us, and when we arrived the staff was extremely hospitable and helpful.
We began our meeting by introducing the program, then went through the Research Template. We got some great videos of Vedant conducting the interview in Creole, which we will post on the website by the weekend, and finished up with a tour of the facilities, taking some great pictures along the way.
We learned a lot, and it was all in all an extremely successful and inspiring visit, filled with kind, caring people who were very excited about the Fellows program, and who will be more than happy to work with us in the future. We got a lot of data, but were unfortunately not able to meet with the kids themselves, who were at school. We will return to talk to them in the future.
We are in the process of compiling our report on the orphanage, and will post it as soon as it is finished. Today has been a truly uplifting day here in Mauritius.