Tag: Guria

shuktara home for girls with disabilities - Muniya the camerawoman

Yep! films shuktara

Yep! Films International sent Raegan Hodge to Kolkata to film and take photos for a feature documentary about shuktara.

This is a work in progress and we have all had such fun and look forward to welcoming Phoebe Brown, Elizabeth Strickler and Raegan back soon to complete this work.

Please follow them and keep an eye on Yep Films pages for more news and updates:
https://yepfilms.com/films/shuktara-a-documentary/

Below are a few photos from the filming and the all-important Wrap Party at Lula Bari…

shuktara girls

The girls of Lula Bari

These polaroids seem to capture the individual spirit of each of the girls and young women who live at Lula Bari.

Thank You Caroline De Penning for spending so much of your time at Lula Bari and for taking these wonderful photos for the girls to treasure.

Caroline comes regularly to our girls home to do fun activities which have included hair and make-up and often other beauty parlour things.

We also appreciate the involvement of Kolkata International Womens Club and their support of our girls. This year they are paying school fees for all of the girls who attend REACH.

shuktara home for young people with disabilities - 2017 April - Levi completes his walk up Mt. Toubkal

“I made it!” says Levi

Levi Wheeler-Rose is only six years old and we were so excited to watch him as he prepared for his climb.

On April 5th and 6th Levi walked eight miles up Mt. Toubkal in support of Guria and shuktara.

Here's two short videos of Levi talking about his climb and thanking all of the people who supported his walk.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Levi-Sponsored-Walk-Mt-Toubkul

Levi’s Magical Adventure – his photographic journey to Mt. Toubkal

shuktata home for girls with disabilities - 2017 April - Puja in her school uniform - maybe for the first time ever

Puja and Guria go to school for the first time

Last week Pappu was really busy with paperwork for admission to REACH school for Puja and Guria. He had taken photos of Guria and Puja and had written deep descriptions of their needs and abilities. We were expecting them to get admission after the Summer holiday in June.

Sometimes things happen fast in India - Pappu was able to get both girls enrolled immediately and they started on Monday (3 April 2017).

Of course Guria is loving it because she is completely delighted with each new experience. Puja is feeling more and more settled and she loves going out to school every day.

The girls' interaction with other people is of primary importance. In school they are learning to be in different situations and coping with different experiences outside of their home. This is just one of the ways they will become part of their community.

Emma and Simon’s visit to Lula Bari

Our friend Emma Christmas has visited us at shuktara a couple of times. On both her visits she has made sure that her priority is to spend time with the girls. On Wednesday 22nd March she came with Simon her partner.

They brought lots of things from London and had a great afternoon on this short stopover visit. Emma did a makeup session with the girls. They also brought balloons and cut and paste people to play with. It was a wonderful afternoon and we were all happy to see Emma again. The girls especially love her.

shuktara home for young adults with disabilities - 2017 March - Guria and Pappu in their Team Levi t-shirts

Go Team Levi!

David, Guria and Pappu in their Team Levi t-shirts, supporting Guria in Kolkata and Levi on his walk in the High Atlas Mountains
#TeamLevi

Why Levi is is walking to support Guria:

Because this little girl called Guria is disabled and I want to help her have a home because she lived on the streets.