shuktara started on 1st July 1999 so yesterday we celebrated our 18th anniversary! Sunil and Anna were the very first young people to come to shuktara on this day.
Today shuktara has two homes where 23 young people live as a family. The original idea was to give young people with disabilities a real home, somewhere they could feel safe and know was their forever home.
Just look at Anna’s smile because that says more than we could ever express in words.
#shuktarasmiles #myshuktara #shuktaramiracle
Holi morning was spent with the girls at Lula Bari as our friend Caroline de Penning came and brought gifts for the girls and organic paint from FabIndia and water pistols. Everyone was covered in colour by the end of the morning - take a look!
David, Guria and Pappu in their Team Levi t-shirts, supporting Guria in Kolkata and Levi on his walk in the High Atlas Mountains
Why Levi is is walking to support Guria:
Because this little girl called Guria is disabled and I want to help her have a home because she lived on the streets.
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).