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Puja Bagh (January 2016)

Puja is the newest girl at Lula Bari - this is a short video about a week after she arrived.

Kolkata's disabled bake In Christmas spirit (December 2015)

On 24th December 2015, Rajdeep Sardesai of India Today Channel chose Shuktara Cakes for their special Christmas story.

Guria shows us that she can! (October 2015)

This was such a strong moment, the first time Guria came down the stairs. Imagine this little girl being found abandoned and alone in the city, now proving to us all that she can do just as much as we can.
Film by Siddharth Agarwal

in and around the shuktara homes (2015)

Shuktara Trust (UK) sponsored this short film to help us find more people to see inside our homes, to see who lives here and learn a little more about how much it costs to run them.
Film and photography by Paula Harrowing
Music composed by Renu - Holykuti Records

APA Cakes (2015)

APA (Animal People Alliance) visit to Shuktara Cakes Training Centre in Kolkata
Featuring Belinda Carlisle

APA Paint (2015)

APA (Animal People Alliance) visit the shuktara boys home in Kolkata to meet Raja Mohan Das and see his extraordinary art
Featuring Belinda Carlisle

Opera Tavern - thank you from everyone at shuktara (2013)

A short video of the shuktara young people as a way to say "thank you" to Opera Tavern for their support and the support of their customers for shuktara in Kolkata

Shuktara Cakes (2013)

A training centre funded by Cojean Paris, to teach the older shuktara boys the skill of French patisserie
Thank you to Alain Cojean for believing in shuktara and to Florence and Fabien for helping him to make our dreams come true

Saraswati Puja - the immersion (2013)

The older shuktara boys and staff take the goddess to the River Ganga at Babu Ghat for immersion - 17th February 2013

New Home Shuktara (2013)

One year after moving in David Earp (founder of shuktara) talks to Christy Smith (shuktara volunteer co-ordinator) about the new shuktara boys home and what it means to the young people that live there.

shuktara girls (2013)

Christy Smith (shuktara volunteer coordinator) talks to Pappu Mishra (chairman of shuktara) and David Earp about the shuktara girls, their future and the dream to purchase a home for them in memory of Lula Gibson.

Ratan's story (2013)

Short film by Christy Smith (shuktara volunteer co-ordinator) about how our most recent boy, Ratan, arrived at shuktara one year ago.
Special thanks to Dr. Michelle Harrison for helping to make this happen for Ratan

India: Shuktara House (2012)

Joel Barish (Deaf Nation) visits the Shuktara House in Kolkata, a residential center for Deaf adults with additional handicaps. There, Joel learns about the facility and from the support of donations to the DeafNation Foundation, makes a donation of art supplies to the Deaf people who live there.

Discovering: Shuktara (2008)

Filmed in early 2008, Discovering: Shuktara, Discovering Deaf Worlds first documentary film, is the remarkable story of eighteen deaf/disabled boys and girls in Kolkata, India who were given a new chance at life after being abandoned by their families or escaping abusive homes. While many non-governmental organizations in India often overlook homeless children who are deaf or have cerebral palsy, shuktara embraces them.