Tara Homes for Children, NGO for street children in Delhi, India

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Small holidays

The school year is over in India and the children are enjoying ten days of rest before the new year starts.
No big summer holiday for the moment (this will happen in June) but it's time to release the pressure after the tiring third term exams.

It's the computer all day long long for the big ones ("Sirrr, can i use the compioootorrr?") who now all have their own email ids and have picked up the myriad uses of google with alarming adeptness. In the meantime, Rajesh plays the guitar with furor and a very average melodious result...

For his part, Lokesh explores the infinite wonders of the world of Scooby-doo:

Spending 2 weeks in Delhi, Eliane, the president of our French foundation. Here, she is teaching Diljoo how to play Mastermind. Interestingly, the most curious of the boys as to these problems of combinations of tokens was, Afrez. These boys certainly never cease to surprise us.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pink is chic

With Emily, Liz and Ravi, the children celebrate Holi, the traditional festival of colors.

To best way to rinse all that off is to get splashed, and we have some special weapons for that... Asif, who is always the one to have an opinion on these kinds of things, disapproves. For once, that is not enough to stop the others.

Now a few snaps of that highly colored day (as usual, click to enlarge).
By order of appearance on your screen, Rajesh, Suraj and Sunil :

Asif, Diljoo and Sameer :

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sport will make you strong and handsome

A few photos of our daily sport session in the park.

The goal is (let's talk frankly) to exhaust the child whose lively energy would better be channeled in order to prevent all sorts of whimsies incomprehensible by the reasonable adult.

Limber-ups, ab crunches, push-ups, karate movements... ...we spare the child nothing.

To put the valiance of the sport teacher to the test, he is ballasted with a human weight:

Monday, April 6, 2009

Never bored

Today, the big boys are giving their exams. Sameer and Lokesh are staying staying by themselves at Chaya.
Despite being only 4 and 5 years old, these boys can spend hours having fun on their own. They like telling each other never ending stories or using their inexhaustible creativity to invent new activities. Today : sliding on mattress.