Sri Lankan Black Tea Trip・・・No.3 Tea garden children・school～～～～～～～～～～～～～ This is a tea garden school located in the Uva district. There are over 1,300 students here, ranging from elementary school to high school. A small school in Chaen has about 60 to 70 students. Kirin Gogo-no-Kocha has a "class library" donation project, and I visited this school this time. I had told them about the time of my visit, but when the bus arrived, I heard many voices from the top of the cliff and started to welcome me. Students stood in a line in the small, long and narrow schoolyard, hung a lei, handed a bouquet to each student, and welcomed us. . . . No matter how many times I experience it, this welcome will warm my heart. . . Principals from 11 nearby schools gathered, and a similar class paper presentation ceremony was held at this school. . A high school hospitality dance is performed, followed by a tree planting ceremony and a tea party. It was a big ceremony lasting more than two hours. . It ends around 2:00 pm (actually, school ends at noon)... Everyone sees us off as we head to the bus. They wave their hands forever, send smiles forever, and the cheers remain in their ears. . . . I wonder if the children of this tea garden will make tea again... I think that in order to stay here, the quality of life should be improved and the world-class education should be provided here. Why would a scientist want to go to NASA? Because it has the most advanced technology in the world. Tea catechins are still being researched. That research is at the forefront of other countries, not Sri Lanka. Children will continue to make tea if they have a place to acquire that knowledge by the side of Sri Lankan tea gardens. . . Because you don't have to go anywhere. I like tea, but I like people!