Guria gets knee gaiters!
Pappu, chairman of shuktara, took Guria to Mobility India along with David and Milli mashi, one of the Lula Bari house mothers.
This is Jacinta's last week as a volunteer physiotherapist in Kolkata and she made an appointment for 23rd May so Guria could be fitted with knee gaiters.
Guria was very excited by the whole process, which meant measuring her legs. Luckily, as they had one pair in her size, we were able to leave quite quickly. The next step is to get a standing frame which is being tailor-made for Guria and will be ready to pick up on 6th June.
A standing frame provides an alternative position instead of Guria just sitting or lying, it will support her in the standing position.
Read more about Guria.
Shuktara Cakes team goes to Sundarbans
After working hard to fulfill all the holiday orders the Shuktara Cakes team took off for an overnight stay in the Sunderbans.
Back now in Kolkata and ready for the new year.
Visiting Lula Bari on Kali Puja
Kali Puja is the holiday after Durga Puja, celebrated right before Diwali, the festival of lights. The exterior of Bengali houses are lit up with dozens, sometimes hundreds of little candles and fireworks start going off as soon as the sun goes down.
A visit to the girls' home, Lula Bari, was a wonderful way to celebrate the festival of Kali, the goddess of Kolkata. A few visitors from abroad were invited to meet the girls and young women of shuktara, sharing sweets and laughter.
Celebrate Durga Puja 2015 with shuktara!
Raja and Pappu
Raja Mohan Das, our resident deaf artist, and Pappu Mishra who runs shuktara in India.
Learn more about Raja…
Learn more about Pappu
The Shuktara Cakes team goes to Shankarpur
cojean in Paris who sponsor Shuktara Cakes Training Centre have sent Lau over to Kolkata to work with the team for one year. As they have had a busy week and Lau just arrived, they decided to go to Shankarpur to get to know each other and plan the year ahead.
Of course, any trip away means that Sunil automatically gets included!
Here are some of the photos they took…