“I did it in 2 1/2 hours!”
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.
Levi’s Magical Adventure – his photographic journey to Mt. Toubkal
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.
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.
David, Guria and Pappu in their Team Levi t-shirts, supporting Guria in Kolkata and Levi on his walk in the High Atlas Mountains
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.
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 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.