During our recent trip to India we had an opportunity to visit two schools in small villages, one in the north near the Ranthambore Tiger Park and the other in south India along the waterways near Kochi. The teachers were very happy to have us visit and the kids were delighted. The kids were all over us to make pictures of them, and of us, and were also looking for handouts. They tried out their english skills with standard phases such as "What is your name?", "Where do you come from?", etc. It was of course nice to see the mix of boy and girl students. In the northern school the kids covered a relatively wide age range but the school in the south had kids of about the same age.