Today we spent the morning with the children at Child Care Home, which is a shelter located in the city with about 70 children in it. It was so nice to see the children again and I am grateful to be back! The wonderful progress of the programs and obvious heart that is put into them is wonderful to see.no comment
It’s been one week since returning to India and what an amazing trip it’s been so far! It took a couple of days to adjust to the craziness of Kolkata which can be somewhat of a sensory overload when you’ve been living in Boulder for the last year and a half. Yet, you do adjust and somehow playing chicken with an oncoming bus is suddenly no big deal. All of that being said, I love it here because I love what we came for…the girls. What a joy it was to reunite with them.1 comment
Wanna know what the first few minutes of your first visit to a shelter home in Kolkata are like?
January 25th, 2011:The differing value of money in amount as well as denomination becomes so sharply divided to me in a completely non-traditional sense, during international travel. This week, using my photography skills to help hope-filled, girls relax while taking pictures of them (holding a card they’ve written their names, on decorated in a pretty way) in hopes of sponsorship to provide basic necessities illustrated that point in a forceful, underlined way. Thirty dollars a month for 1 year, $360, provides one of these beautiful young people a full year at a good school. I spend that much in cat food.no comment
January, 2011: Back in India to check on the progress of the two new jewelry programs in Calcutta and Mumbai, our school- sponsored kids from the Kidderpore red light area and the WIF shelter home, the boarding school sponsored kids, and our partner programs in Calcutta. We have also brought a small group of volunteers to do therapeutic arts projects with rescued survivors and born into brothels children. It’s a lot to do in two weekd.3 comment