Health and Environment Day were split over two days due to field trips and weather (camp during rainy season!). We actually got pretty lucky that every outdoor activity was dry. Health Day included talks on HIV, female health, a condom demonstration, they made reusable menstrual pads, and oral hygiene (that Global Grins for the donated toothbrushes!).
We also went on a field trip to Missions of Charity, an off-shoot of Mother Teresa’s work in Calcutta. They don’t usually allow visitors so it was great experience for the girls. They house mentally and physically disabled people as well as abandoned children. This was the first experience in volunteering for many of the girls and very intense. In our debrief session later that day, many commented on how they did not even know these people existed in their communities (mental illness is a big stigma here), and that they want to volunteer in the future. We sang songs and just basically hung out and cheered up the residents.