Jamshedpur, India

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rajkiyakritya Odiya Middle School

 The most emotional part of this experience was to know that 50 students are living in the school. The principal is a strong woman and I hope she can carry out this project.
We've done a volunteer work at this school playing and sharing some experience with the students. One thing that I see over and over is that to achieve excellent results you need your team emotionally engaged. I appreciate the opportunity to spend this morning with them.
Udaya speaking to the kids.Lunch with the Principal and teachers ( Eve in first plan wearing blue). Carol with the kids.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Home sick

Carol -I felt home sick today...Michelle is my peer to support me so everything is fine now. Szandra and Manju also helped me a lot, Szandra with shopping for Durga and Manju by helping me to dress the sari. Tomorrow we are going to visit a public school and we planned some activities to play with the students. The entire team goes along well. Kim started to joing us at our evenings dinners which makes me happy. The photo is from IBM office in Rio, this is the view I have when working from the office.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

What are we doing in India?

We are here to make recommendations to School of Hope that has mentally challenged students. Our recommendations include process improvement and best practices. We are visiting many stakeholders that can help us to have a better understanding of the challenges. That is the reason you see us in so many places: schools, hospital, offices. 

Other news

Udaya only and Anil & Udaya friends forever. I am so happy that Udaya found a tennis partner.

Tata Motors

Darren and Miguel.                               Visit to Tata Motors truck plant. Manju and Carol taking pictures inside the open car. It looks like a golf car...they drive you around to visit each line of manufacturing. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sep 26th visits

SOH and Balavihar

Yves with Acupressure doctor

Student interview
We were showing to students where we live using the globe. Students were very helpful explaining whatelse they would like to have in the school. They are mentally challenged but know what they  need. 
Student interview

With Balavihar school students
Carol having a "conversation " with the students using sign language. The girls were very patient teaching the alphabet.
In front of Balavihar with Principal

SOH  school bus

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep 25th visits

PAMHJ  and Tata procurement and club

The visit at Pamhj was very important to understand how to make candles suitable to the regional market. They have around 20 students and some of them are working in candle production.  

Amaresh explaining to Carol about Jamshedpur.
Tennis friends

Our team just showing off at tennis court.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In action on Sep 24th

TMH, Local high school visit and more.
We were able to engage Loyola HS and SOH principal to start and plan, inter school activities for SOH and Loyola students.

With SOH store at Tata hospital

Doing transaction with SOH store.

With Loyola HS principal

Nice Loyola HS campus

At Loyola entrance

Loyola School

These ladies are studying looking to the beautiful garden.

Visiting Tata Hospital

Carol-One of our stakeholders is a Doctor and we went to his office to interview him and his team. Yves, Anil and Dr. Samaddar.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Flowers are every where and most of them are this type. They also have the habbit of putting flowers in statues to show appreciation. The ritual we've participated at School last week also  offered flowers to the God. πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸŒΊ