Biodynamic Gardening

I am so excited today.  Satish sent me photos of the Biodynamic Course which Satish Mankar and two others attended at the beginning of this month.   This is result of a chain of events that can only be described as wonderful synchronicity.   Just before I left for India last November, Sahaja (my sister) lent me a copy… Read More »

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Thinking To Volunteer in India?

Volunteer travel, spending time overseas working with a not for profit organisation – contributing time, effort and expertise is a very rewarding way to really get to know another culture and land. The Shikshan Gram Shelter for Homeless Children is an ideal place to start.  We are very conscious of providing a support structure that will give you… Read More »

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Shaolin Summer Camp

  Here are some more images sent to me from Satish Moon.. of the very successful Summer Camp that was just held at the new site of the Shikshan Gram Shelter. They had 350 children attending – cared for by the group of 30 Shaolin Temple members who are in training as role models at the Shelter.  Of… Read More »

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Shaolin Summer Camp for Children

[singlepic id=152 w=320 h=240 float=left] The Shaolin Summer Camp for Children of many villages is happening now at the new building site for the Shikshan Gram Shelter .. click on the link here to see the flyer for it. Summer Camp And now we have the first photos in.. this has been clearly an inspirational event – and… Read More »

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A Volunteer Leaves for Australia

Last Thursday night Shazar Robinson – yes that’s me – was given a beautiful farewell party at the hostel. It was late.. 7.45 – and the children especially the little girls were dropping off to sleep right there where they sat awaiting the cermeony. Vaishnavi bent forward over her crossed legs and put her head on the floor… Read More »

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New Shoes for All the Children

Yesterday evening we had the immense pleasure of fititng all the children with new shoes. This event was the result of a collective donation from a group of six people in New Delhi. Their very kind gesture has meant that each and every child now has a good pair of shoes on their feet. Last weekend Nandini undertook… Read More »

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Yogita Moon Reports on 2009/1010

Namaste and welcome to all our Supporters:   I am Yogita Satish Moon and as Secretary for Natural Education Research and Training Institute I am very happy to give this 2009 / 2010 Annual Report. I can’t quite believe we have completed 2 years because we have been so busy with the children. It is very difficult to… Read More »

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Shaolin Temple Malavali

Yesterday 30 people gathered at the new Shikshan Gram site – the first group to come who are in residence for five days.  They are a group of committed individuals from all over Maharasthra and for this five days will follow an intensive program designed to begin their one year training to prepare them to take on their… Read More »

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Presents for all the Children

Our children are not like those in the West – where piles of toys are the norm. These children have few personal possessions, but every now and then a gift day happens. This day was great fun.  One of our volunteers brought some funds from Australia – from her cousin Pam Leunig – who always has a soft… Read More »

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Building Our New Home

The new Shikshan Gram home is going up in leaps and bounds.  Here is a short video of the concrete mixing and pouring.. no big trucks here to make the concrete, back in and pour it out.. it is all done by hand.. but the work progresses very quickly with the enthusiasm and effort of the team of… Read More »

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