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.
On the 22nd January 2016 the girls from Lula Bari who attend REACH school in Golf Green here in Kolkata had a picnic at Nicco Park with their friends, school mates, teachers and attendants.
Completely upcycled dolls renamed and reclothed in vintage and brought from Holland to Kolkata by Willeke who started Stichting Help2Help.
Ellie in Holland had the idea to collect old dolls and make new clothes and give new names for each of them. She did this for our friend Willeke and her group Stichting Help2Help to raise money towards the running of our girls home which is called Lula Bari.
There are more dolls available - contact Maura at email@example.com if you would like to donate and receive your Lula Bari doll!
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.