1 Challenge: In the beginning the biggest challenge was to get girls’ attention after school hours, as they are tired and want to get some rest, shower, food and do their homework.
Solution: It was decided to do workshops as classes during their school-time, this decision was approved and supported by the school director and the founder of Care and Share.
2 Challenge: In India the teaching methods differ from the ones in Europe: they learn by heart, copy what teacher writes on board; discussion, understanding and critical thinking is not promoted.
Solution: Younger girls were more active and after two lessons they understood that their opinion, active participation will be valued in my lessons. However, older girls found it difficult to share their opinion and be active in discussions, therefore, I decided to give more individual exercises and would leave less time for open-ended discussions.