Monday, October 19, 2015

a fun little skating video

Skating from Surfing in Bangladesh on Vimeo.

each month i try to make a video for the kids, and they have been begging for a skating one. i'm so impressed at how good they have gotten! this is their favorite thing to do after class!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Little artist

He was very serious about this drawing, its him surfing in a barrel!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Mini Skateboard Competition

Normally after we meet for class, the kids will skateboard on the abandoned tennis court for a while. Its just a flat sidewalk so all they really do is go around it, or do some random tricks in the middle. It was an incredibly hot day and I was ready to go after 5 minutes, we had no shade and it was a million degrees hot, but the kids insisted we have a competition. I laughed because there is not much you can do here, but we made up some rules, when it wasn't their turn to compete we had them create obstacles by becoming the "rip current." We are all about lifesaving terms now, teaching them what it means and we had others creating obstacles. What it mainly came down to was balance and if you were able to stay on the board and maneuver your board around those in your way then you won. I thought it was a bit cheesy but they loved it, two hours later in the heat we had a winner. We were all shocked that it was our youngest girl Aisha. 

The kids watching on waiting to see who wins this round.

Our 1st and 2nd place winner! They didn't want prizes but I took them to the shop and they picked out their favorite cookies and a lollipop.

All of our competitors!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Test Day

We did a makeup test for those who weren't there for the test and these two spent time writing in the sand and quizzing each other and passed!!

The airport


Our friends from RNLI arrived today and we took a few of the kids with us to the airport to greet them. Soma was especially excited and stood at the gate watching the plane land, it was her first time seeing a plane up-close and being at the airport. It was fun to see her reaction and she was glued to that fence watching.

Friday, August 28, 2015

KFC time!

Nargis and Shobe Majaraz both did an amazing job on their vocabulary test, and little did they know that they would get rewarded with dinner at KFC.  The officially know how to read and write 50 english words. So proud of them!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A flashback glimpse of our visit with Clowns Without Borders

Clowns Without Borders visits the Cox's Bazar Lifesaving and Surfing Club from Surfing in Bangladesh on Vimeo.

Back in April we had the wonderful privilege of having Clowns Without Borders visit Bangladesh. At the time, they had a lot of things planned with the refugee camps, but they had a hard time getting permission, so our friend Marcia was able to get them to visit us:) I finally finished the video and am able to show you.

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect, my first concern was the language barrier, whether or not the kids would laugh and have fun....I don't know why I even worried about it because they were a hit and I don't think there was a minute that someone wasn't laughing.