Sunil loves to travel and always has a bag packed – just in case. Going on the train to a different place always makes him very happy. Here he is in Puri, traveling with the girls from Lula Bari and Pappu.
Here’s some photos from the annual shuktara girls summer holiday to Puri starting May 13th.
Pappu Mishra (chairman of shuktara) and Sunil are accompanying all the girls and staff of Lula Bari. They take the overnight train to Puri together and stay in a small hotel near the beach. Since it's the hottest time of the year everyone takes a "bath" in the sea.
Yesterday (April 25th) the houses shook in Kolkata. Everyone left the building and Anna decided it was time for a shower, a shave and fresh clothes. We don’t know what he thought. Today (April 26th) there have been more tremors and they left the house again.
Lali came to shuktara in 2008 after she and her sister were abandoned by their parents. Since then her sister has been in a missionary home here in Kolkata and yesterday they were reunited.
Read about Lali here:
Read more about Prity: http://shuktara.org/the-shuktara-family/prity-kundun/
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:
On 10th September 2014 Moni came to us.
Last week she chose her full name and is now Moni Mondal and on Monday (6th April) she starts at school for the first time in her life. She will be in REACH Special Education Unit.
It’s all happening here at shuktara for Miss Moni Mondal.
Read her story here: http://shuktara.org/the-shuktara-family/moni/