We are growing our kitchen garden! by Satish Mankar. Our boys come from the street like shriveled up flowers – but when they get here .. they start to transform into healthy blooms. Shikshan Gram is already a garden where we are growing healthy children – and now we are growing a garden to feed them healthy food. We have 69 boys and 36 girls and here they are given… Read More »
The Shaolin Masters have arrived in India. The Pune Mirror has covered the Shaolin Masters from China at Shikshan Gram. Their article which is worth reading can be found here. The Shaolin Masters are here to work with the 1000 children from all over India who have gathered together for a Shaolin Summer Camp at Shikshan Gram. They will also be inaugurating the construction of the Shaolin India Temple which… Read More »
The February group of volunteers were wonderful. We had five participants and together and individually they contributed a tremendous lot to Shikshan Gram. Here we are on our first day enjoying a Thali Lunch in Mumbai. We had a great day in Mumbai – spent time with Maya Shahani of the Sage Foundation as our wonderful tour guide – she is such a fount of information – and took… Read More »
Call for Sponsors!! A wonderful summer camp is planned for May 11th to 17th – and right now we are urgently calling for sponsors to support underprivileged children to attend this opportunity. Please click on this link Shaolin Summer Camp to see all the details.. and contact us for further information:
This morning we all got up very early .. those of us who are living at the new site left at a fast walk – accompanied by a band of the Shaolin Masters! 20 minutes later we arrived at the Hostel.. (the original Shikshan Gram shelter where the little children are currently living. ) The staff as usual had out done themselves.. the place was decorated beautifully and the loud speakers… Read More »
Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian.. the excuse for a celebration doesn’t depend on creed or belief system here at Shikshan Gram.. a holy day – or special day of any sort simply means ‘let’s have a party’! and the really beautiful thing about having a party here is it is all so easy to organise. Let have some special food.. the addition of delicious Kari.. see it here cooking away.. made… Read More »
The video says it all….. please join us in creating this vision .. and building for a better childhood.
As I drove past the Shikshan Gram Shelter last night on my way to the new site, I caught a glimpse of a whole series of new signs. I had been away for a week, farewelling Renee Lighton in Mumbai .. and now here was something different sprouted in the empty space beside the children’s shelter… what was it.. ah ha – a word tree… and further on ..… Read More »
If you are inspired to join us the next journey starts on the 15th October – 2012. We would love to share this experience with you.
Yesterday we waved Renee Lighton goodbye as she headed back to Capetown. It was very hard to stop the tears flowing as we had a last hug outside the departures gate of the Mumbai Airport. What a wonderful journey we had.. yes with only one participant but the value we found from Renee’s visit was profound.. and she gave so much and there with no thought of the weather being… Read More »