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Day 1 of Hai An: Workshops

We arrived at the clinic around 8am and were instantly surrounded by almost 200 kids. It was loud and things were pretty hectic while we tried to write down all of the kids' names. We ĂȘnded up running out of folders and little booklets to hand out to the children. We did not expect there to be more than 70 kids.

The rest of the day was just as chaotic as the morning. We had to split the kids into three groups and teach them separately. The kids left at 10:30, way earlier than we exepected, and didn't return until 2 in the afternoon. By then, we didn't really know what to do. Only a third of the kids returned, so we just decided to informally teach them basic English phrases like 'hello' and 'how are you?' and let them have free time for the rest of the time.

Overall, it was a pretty hectic day and very exhausting, but it was very nice to meet the kids.

~Lila Ly