Today we visited the Municipality at Kunnakulam where we interviewed a number of current representatives including many committee chair persons. One lady in particular was really kind and helpful; Smitha. She took us on a tour of the building and introduced us to many people who worked in different departments. It was interesting to see the offices as their working environment is different to England in that they don’t have computers on every desk, instead they have many piles of books, folders and papers.
This evening we went out to meet with Malin and Mark as it is Malin’s last night before she leaves to travel India for a while. Malin is from Germany and has been in India for 3 months working on other projects at Jananeethi. Mark is an Irish guy who is volunteering for an NGO to do with HIV and Aids. It was nice to relax for an evening and talk to some other Europeans of our age.