We promised we’d get around to answering some of the questions you left here on the blog, so here we go! I recruited Jancy to poll the other students and take over answering your Qs.
Sarah B asks:
I guess the first thing I’d like to know is what the girls enjoy most about school? And what are their favorite subjects? Can’t wait to see more posts!
Answer: We love almost everything about our school! But, we enjoy living and growing up together the most. Prathibha loves Chemistry while Maheshwari loves Biology. Some of the other favorite subjects are Economics, Accounts, and Literature. Apart from academics, everyone loves sports.
I want to know what motivates the girls to go to school ? Is it shelter, Food, Security ?
Answer: Shanti Bhavan is a boarding school but we do understand the importance of education. We know education is the key to the many doors we want to open in life! [Ed. Note: That is an actual quote.]
Claire Biggs says:
I’d love to know what the students are interested in and what – if anything – we can do to encourage them in their studies.
Answer: See above for our favorite subjects, but some of our hobbies are: dancing, singing, listening to Top 40s music, drawing, and doing henna on Christen (or maybe that’s just me). We love getting your comments — and writing to penpals!
Randy Ross says:
My interest is in the food in India with emphasis on bread / sweet goods – let us know what is a special bread in India.
Answer: There are so many! Chappati is made from wheat and we eat it at lunch and dinner; dosas are made from rice flour and we have them for breakfast with chutni. In the North, they eat naan, which is a thicker flat bread. Then there’s rotti, which is similar to chappati but a little harder. None of them are very sweet though…we like our food spicy here!
Emily F. asks:
Did u see any tigers? Another question is how old are the girls when they go to school? What do their homes look like?
Answer: Christen hasn’t seen any yet! And she probably won’t. They’re located mostly in the zoos and in the North! We come to Shanti Bhavan when we are four, from all kinds of homes. Some of us come from the city and others live in villages — it depends on the girl!
The one thing I want to know about the Shanti Bhavan students is if THEY have any questions for US! We’ve gotten to know a few of them really well through the She’s the First blog, but is there anything about us they’d like to ask or know more about?
Answer: We’ve been asking Kate and Christen tons of questions since they got here. We’re so glad we’re getting to know STF better!