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

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Election Day

The children are electing their Representative, who will be part of the staff meetings and board meetings for six months.

Here are the posters of the campaign:
  Suraj promises to help the children to « make [their] dreams come true». And he completes this ambitious but maybe a little vague statement by a more concrete commitment: «If something is broken, I will have it repaired ».

On can express doubts about the choice of the photo, which does not really give the impression that Suraj is going to exhaust himself with hard work... But this is the Child’s Choice, and at Tara, we respect that!
  Jaan prefers to advertise his experience and credibility as he has already taken the job in the past.

Cunning, he flatters the small children (he knows that Shyamu, Kishan and Rajesh hold one ballot paper for 3 and he intends to get it) but does not forget to remind that respect is due to older children, which by the way and by an implacable logic leads to his election, as he is himself the oldest candidate.
It’s finally Jaan who wins after a count of the votes tighter than expected.

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