Author: shuktara

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Tom Ingoldby running Brighton Marathon for shuktara

I'm running for a cause which is very close to my family's heart, Shuktara Trust (UK). Shuktara was set up by David Earp, a family friend, and provides homes for children and young people with disabilities in India.

Many of shuktara’s young people have suffered terrible hardship and discrimination. Because of their disabilities they were written off as incapable of learning, developing as individuals or integrating into society.

Tom Ingoldby

Visit Tom's fundraising page to learn more about Tom and donate to support shuktara:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tom-Ingoldby1

shuktara homes for young adults with disability

More photos from Saraswati Puja

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Subhash update

It was in September last year (2016) that Pappu Mishra received the call about a young man with cerebral palsy found on the street alone. Taken by the police to a nursing home, Pappu went and found him in a room tied to a bed and arranged for him to be transferred to shuktara immediately.

Life has changed for Subhash Kumar. He now has a name and home!

Read more about Subhash. #shuktaramiracle

shuktara home for young adults with disabilities - 2017 January - Raju in the sea

Shuktara Cakes holiday in Mandarmani

More photos of the Shuktara Cakes holiday in Mandarmani
shuktara home for disabled young adults - 2017 January - Bablu and the swan - setting up for Saraswati Puja

Setting up for Saraswati Puja

Preparations are happening for Saraswati Puja which will be held here on the roof of our boys home on Wednesday 1st February.

Sunil is helping Jogen by placing old saris around the swan that we have made. A flat marble slab on the swan is ready for the goddess to be placed on. Now we are just waiting for Saraswati!

Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning (Wikipedia).

shuktara home for disabled girls - 2017 January - Guria clearly delighted with her new massive coloured chalks

Guria and her massive coloured chalks

Judith Harris, a supporter of shuktara sent loads of supplies for the girls home and some brilliantly appropriate things for Guria to hold when she is in the standing frame.

These include biscuit shaped numbers and massive coloured chalks. Here are some photos of Guria drawing with her egg-shaped chalks. Thank you Judith!

Click here to read more about Guria...