A few months ago, a young woman named Katelyn Meyers contacted us requesting information on the possibility of interning in India. She told us of her previous experience volunteering with elementary and junior high school students in Kenya and how eager she was to work with our children in India. Needless to say, we were extremely impressed with Katelyn’s enthusiasm and we felt that it was an excellent opportunity for both Katelyn and TMF.

We’re thrilled to say that Katelyn is now serving as our first intern in India! She headed over in early January and will be calling Sooch Village home for the next six months. During her internship she will work with our stateside sponsorship coordinator Jasdeep to update all of our children’s records, while also taking photographs and making videos of the kids to send back to their sponsors.

Although she’s only been there a few short weeks, she is already making a place for herself with the staff and children. As soon as she made her way to Sooch Village, she was invited into the kitchen to help the housemothers make chapatis (traditional Indian snacks which are very much like tortillas!). As you can see from this picture, she seems to be fitting in quite well, especially with the children.

Katelyn will be returning to Texas at the end of July, with plenty of stories to share. Until then you can follow her daily experiences and her heartfelt impressions by reading her blog. Just follow this link: http://katelyngoestoindia.tumblr.com