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 spot for children. Pam very specifically said – “please – with some of my donation – buy them some pens and paper and balls and things they will love to have – the rest you can put to practical use.”
So we went to a store in Pune and shopped up big – crayons, and texta pens, and notebooks, and best of all for a cricket mad nation – a whole bunch of tennis balls and other balls.
Here we are giving the presents – they all wanted balls.. but the pens were also very happily received.
Photos by Bronwyn Key.