Community Avenue Network (CAN) Youth
In the June of 2017, our students and we finally reached our ‘manzil’ in Nagaland, all set to embark on a 1500 mile long trip to experience a society and place unlike others.
When we arrived in Nagaland, we were warmly welcomed by 2 team members of CAN YOUTH (Sedelo and Ysring), who were waiting for us for a whole night as our train was delayed by eight hours. They took us to the Govt. Guest house near the railway station. CanYouth helped us book our rooms at the best price and provided us with a delicious breakfast every morning. There was at least one CanYouth member with us at the guest house who’s staying charges were paid by the organisation itself.
|CAN Youth Team|
The trip to Nagaland served as an excellent learning journey for our students, as they attended workshops, met likeminded fellow learners, and visited places that enhanced their knowledge. One of the workshops was based on technology in which our students discussed various new technological developments such as Google’s Project Loon, and 3D printers, with a local instructor. They immediately developed plenty of ideas about the potential uses from these revolutionary products. As technological education is drastically underestimated in Delhi government schools, it was beneficial for their technological proficiency to learn about these new tools. They also attended a self-esteem workshop with another local teacher that helped them develop their skills and tools to promote healthy introspection and self-assessment.
I, Anil Kumar, organise a trip every year to different places and always face difficulties in making plans as I have never visited the places I select for the trips before and require a native to help me with the same. I feel lucky that I came across Jenpu, a founder of Can Youth in Nagaland. He helped me a lot in planning this Nagaland trip by organising transportation facility and obtaining permission for our visits within Nagaland, arranging food, and accommodation.
Finally, we would like to especially thank Jenpu for trusting us and sharing the story of his life, Ysring and Sedelo for always being there with us and also for the scrumptious meal at Ysring’s place. Each member of the team has a pure heart and a bright smile which made us feel like their friends and family. We are thankful to the whole team of CanYouth for being there with us during our entire stay and making us feel secure. We wish you all the very best and appreciate the kind of work that you do. We can promise you that we are with you on this journey of bringing about a positive change in society.
Now, we can proudly say that we have a family in Nagaland.
Written by Anil KumarEdited by Anshul Gupta and Niharika