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 »
The monsoon rains are still with us today.. the land around the new Shikshan Gram site is vibrantly green – and the crickets are screeching their legs together.. seemingly in joy for the steady beat of the huge rain drops. A couple of them came into my room the other night – uninvited because as they started their racket neither Satish nor I could hear ourselves speak! Since I was… Read More »
Satish just sent me some new pictures of the children so I thought I would share them with you… firstly here is Shubham.. the boy I have sponsored.. just the cost of one cup of coffee a day – and he is taken care of .. his schooling, his clothes and all he needs .. for a year. You can easily contribute in this way too.. just ask me how!!… Read More »
In the middle of the monsoon, a fine morning is very unusual. For the rains to hold off for almost a whole day, just about unheard of. But last week on the 28th, a group of very important visitors came to Malavali to visit the children at Shikshan Gram. And the rain held off. This was a day of bringing together the links the have been formed many years ago… Read More »