Jaime Garbutt has
been doing POI with children of Renganathapuram, whilst working as part
of the Association of Rural Education and Development Service (AREDS)
and children's Theatre School in India.
"You should see how
they react when I come out with POI and , even when I am going about my
day to day business, many come up and ask, or sign, such is our communication
(I really do need to learn Tamil) whether I can bring out the POI. I have
brought poi along to workshops and allowed them to play during lunch and
break times, they love it and I have absolutely no doubt what-so-ever
that all the children exposed to the arts that we, as an international
poi community love, will greet it with as much enthusiasm and joy as has
been the case so far....
We are all thrilled with the way they have taken to it. When ACTS is completed,
many more children will benefit from the equipment once things are organized
and we start holding workshops and gatherings up at the ACTS site.We thought
you would like some photos of the children in action...
This was a small gathering with the children of Renganathapuram with the
aim of deciding who would like to, and could do some performing at the
inauguration ceremony. "
Home of Poi donates POI and juggling equipment sets to use at the Children's
Much thanks to Jaime and all those
that spread the love and joy of our arts