Tag: Guria

shuktara May 2016 - Guria and Muniya in AC study room

Lula Bari gets an AC for their study room

Thanks to a generous donation we have been able to put an Air Conditioner in the study room at Lula Bari.
It took a couple of days to get it installed, all of which was exciting for the girls.

When it was switched on last night for the first time and the girls sat in it for a while, I told Guria and Muniya that it had been given as a gift from someone. Guria raised her hand in sign of thank you as Muniya said "Thank you".
I think Guria's ability to raise her arm like this is really encouraging. It must be due to physiotherapy, exercise and a real desire to communicate and let us know more of what she is wants us to know.

shuktara 2016-04-26 Guria sitting up at physio

Guria gets her splints

We took Guria to Mobility India for the final fitting for her splints. This was arranged by Jacinta who is a UK based physiotherapist volunteering here in Kolkata, who originally met Guria in the hospital where the police placed her after finding her abandoned in the city.

The splints will correct her foot position and prevent any further deformity. They also aim to make her standing and walking a bit easier. The next step may be knee gaiters to keep her legs straight so she can stand with support. This will also be a great way to stretch her leg muscles for a more prolonged period of time.

Jacinta will come back in a couple of weeks to reassess and decide whether the knee gaiters will be the next best step forward.

Guria is non verbal and her cerebral palsy limits her ability to make many signs or gestures with her hands. We are all learning what certain eye or head movements mean and what she wants. She is always smiling so from that we assume she is happy.

To read more about Guria please click here.

Assessment for Guria and Prity to go to school

On 14th March, Pappu attended the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy to organise an assessment for Guria and Prity who live at Lula Bari.

Prity is already in full time education but will benefit from a more serious study routine and Guria is just really excited about going to school!

On 17th March the girls both went for their assessments and as there are currently no full time spaces available for their admission they will go there for one day every month until permanent spaces open up for them.


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shutara - Tamina on Holi

Happy Holi from Lula Bari!

Holi is really a holiday everyone can celebrate - here are some of the girls and young women of Lula Bari to show you just how much fun this festival of colours can be! Notice that no one escapes being smeared with colours - not even Pappu or David.
shuktara 2016 FEB - Ipshita and Tamina

Masks, games and makeup at Lula Bari

22 February 2016
Our friend Sunnie Niklaus from Chicago came to Lula Bari today, armed with a bag full of some magical masks, games and makeup.