Tag: REACH

shuktara home for girls with disabilities - 2017 August - Muniya smiling in her costume at REACH

Muniya performs in a school program

All of the girls at Lula Bari attend REACH school in their different units. Recently they had a program and Muniya was in full costume and make-up and loving it, as all our girls do.

Thank you to Ranjini Mukherjee for sending us photos and all the other teachers and helpers there for looking after our girls.

You can read about Muniya here: http://shuktara.org/muniya/

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.

shuktara - Moni at Nikko Park

A day at Nicco Park

On the 22nd January 2016 the girls from Lula Bari who attend REACH school in Golf Green here in Kolkata had a picnic at Nicco Park with their friends, school mates, teachers and attendants.

The photos of Lali, Prity and Moni were taken by Ranjini Mukherjee who is a teacher at REACH and a longtime friend of all of us at shuktara.

shuktara - Moni goes to school with Lali

Moni goes to school!

shuktara - Driver-ji and Moni
Driver-ji and Moni
Moni came to us in September 2014 after being abandoned by her family. She was very distressed for a long time, but is now settling and is enrolled in school.
Arvind, the driver, takes Moni and the other girls to REACH in our vehicle and they, of course, demand that the music is played loud.
You can see how happy Moni is in these photos and you can follow her story here:
Moni Mondal

shuktara Lali and Moni
Lali and Moni
shuktara - Moni and Driver-ji
Moni and Driver-ji