Sat 2nd Feb –  Attended a staff meeting, the level of respect for the “President” is amazing he is referred to as “Sir” and is blind but recognizes every staff member by touch & sound, he is very caring and helpful & speaks excellent English & translated important parts to me. The meeting was conducted in Tamil although English was written on the overhead so l was able to follow some parts, listening to the budget & after inspection of the school my head was spinning with ideas & ways we (with the help of others) can make a huge difference to these kids, the physio room consists of a few antiquated standing frames, huge old wheelchairs and a few rusty crutches, all of which we at Villa would have thrown out years ago !!  When l have settled in l will investigate further. Tuesday is my first official day at school as Monday is a holiday  for National Independence day.