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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tara at the beach

Sidhu and Rakesh, holidaying in South India, discover the sea for the first time ever("Sir, it’s hard to believe that there could be something beyond the immense sea"):

Among other things, they enjoyed seeing the seaside in Kerala, the elephants (a little agitated, surprising as we were expecting a more placid animal, who would have been happy to meet us), a tea plant in Ooty, and ultimate pleasure: flying ("Sir, why is there nothing in the sky, apart from the clouds??"):

Invited to the Jeevan Jyoti Shelter close to Bangalore, Rakesh, Sidhu and our trainee Caroline explain to the staff the secrets of the North-Indian chapatti, but the unflappable didis clearlt seem to prefer their good-old South-Indian chapatti:

And to go on with the North/South cultural technological transfers, our boys take a dance class, given by the girls of the institution. Sidhu is much more at ease than Rakesh, who is intensively wondering what the hell he is doing, sweating blood:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Computer Room

Witnessing the passion of all the children for computers and tired of having to continuously evict the squatters from our office computers, we decided to start a dedicated room at Tara.

Motivated more than ever, the older children helped the carpenters hoist the spanking-new computer cabinets.

From now on, every Child can play and replay his favourite CD-Rom I Become Kung Fu Master at the Temple of the Dragon, that he finds as fascinating as ever, even after hundreds of viewings, despite the long suffering adult, who has time and again expressed his annoyance regarding the so-called Okinawa synthetic music which illustrates each movement of the virtual karateka wannabe.

These days, the computer room hosts a workshop on Photoshop and HTML:

The computer room of Tara is sponsored by Main Tendue and Delhi Footlights.