Ouff, I don’t really see time passing when i’m with the children. Actually last week I came to meet, if I can say, near bliss. The relationship between the children and myself has strengthened in such a way that when the holidays come I will surely end up crying and missing them loads.
It happened the previous Wednesday. There were less students than usual. We started the class a bit as usual. Yet soon, the discussion altered towards a discussion about school and college life itself. For the first time, the children actually started to open up to me and confided in me many things. It is that time that I understood why some people say that “love is the solution to every problem” and “love can help you to know happiness/bliss.” 🙂 Actually one of my students, Jolenda just hugged me before leaving and with tears in her eyes said “mo konten ou miss. pu mank ou bku zour pena lesson”- I love you Miss and will miss you. At that time I was kind of speechless. It was the first time a child just… told me this. I did not quite know what to do but just hugged her back. I had tears in my eyes too, in fact :$ (maybe I am too emotional) but it was so touching. My heart was filled with such a happiness that I continued to smile all the way home. My parents in fact was surprised when I arrived home smiling and just hugged them and told them “I love you”. This was the most touching moment I had, if i can say, in my life.
I would surely thanks ELI Africa to have given me such and opportunity to be with these children and to grow up myself along with them. It is a wonderful job 😀