Tag: Guria

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.

shuktara home for young people with disability - Levi, 6-year-old fundraiser for shuktara

Six year old walking for shuktara!

Here’s what Levi says about his walk…

On 5th and 6th April I am doing a Sponsored Walk of 8 miles on Mount Toubkul in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco to raise money for shuktara.

Mt Toubkul is 4,167m high, the highest mountain in north Africa.

In 2015 my grandad (Steven Rose, CEO of Choice Support) started raising funds to help Guria.

In 2016 my grandad and his partner Tracy went to India to visit Guria and see how the boys and girls living in the two homes run by shuktara were being cared for.

My mum Christina showed me pictures of Guria and some of the other children and I decided that I wanted to do something to help. My mum suggested a sponsored walk.

To learn more about Levi's Walk, please click here.

Shopping for walking boots

First round of necessary jabs