Yep! films shuktara
Yep! Films International sent Raegan Hodge to Kolkata to film and take photos for a feature documentary about shuktara.
This is a work in progress and we have all had such fun and look forward to welcoming Phoebe Brown, Elizabeth Strickler and Raegan back soon to complete this work.
Please follow them and keep an eye on Yep Films pages for more news and updates:
Below are a few photos from the filming and the all-important Wrap Party at Lula Bari…
The girls of Lula Bari
These polaroids seem to capture the individual spirit of each of the girls and young women who live at Lula Bari.
Thank You Caroline De Penning for spending so much of your time at Lula Bari and for taking these wonderful photos for the girls to treasure.
Caroline comes regularly to our girls home to do fun activities which have included hair and make-up and often other beauty parlour things.
We also appreciate the involvement of Kolkata International Womens Club and their support of our girls. This year they are paying school fees for all of the girls who attend REACH.
Having fun with glasses
Stylish haircuts at Lula Bari
All the girls at Lula Bari had hair cuts from Pappu who is the only person they will let touch their hair!
“I made it!” says Levi
“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
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.