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

Saturday, October 29, 2011

They Take the Children to School

Tara is supported by 65 families all over the world. Through our schemes (food, roof over head, health…), you can monthly contribute to the everyday life of the children, attaching your donation to one particular expense in the home. You can make a concrete difference for the children of Tara. Join us!

Tara Tots Schemes
Become a partner of the new generation

Mainstreamed!
We make it a point to have our children receiving real quality formal education in English medium. In Delhi, the good schools are few and it is extremely tough having underprivileged children admitted in these. But thanks to understanding Principals, committed to social equity, the Tara Tots are beautifully accommodated in two major schools public schools in South Delhi, with an adapted pedagogy and extra attention. This is the key to a real bright and sustainable future.

Fees for 2 children, per month:
India: 2,200 INR Australia: 42 AUD
US: 43 USD UK: 27 GBP
Cœur à Cœur Franco-Indien (Salon de Provence, France) sponsor the shool fees of Farhan et Vanshika.

Stuart Swanson (London) sponsors the school fees of Husssain and Shlok.

Stuart also sponsors the school fees of Noorie and Manish.
Françoise Boyer (Salon de Provence, France) sponsors the school fees of Deepika.

Francoise and Jacques Walgraeve (Belgium) mainstream Roshan and Raj.
Tara Boys Schemes
Support the little men

School Uniforms for the Small Children
Mainstreaming them was a big struggle. And that too, in the best schools of South Delhi. We had not expected the uniform fees to be this high! Help us equip them for their daily battles.
Monthly:
India:
1,858 INR
Australia:
36 AUD
US:
38 USD
UK:
24 GBP
Mr. Eric Leprince-Ringuet (La Celle St Cloud, France) sponsors the uniforms for the small children of Tara.

School Uniforms for the Big Children
How to survive in CBSE Secondary when you have not been to primary? The teenagers of Tara have no choice but to catch up. They are a good illustration of what courage and will power are.
Monthly:
India:
1,858 INR
Australia:
36 AUD
US:
38 USD
UK:
24 GBP
Mrs. Elsa Alves (Carrières sur Seine, France) sponsors the school uniforms for the teenagers of Tara.


School Bus for Sikander, Rajesh, Ramu, Jaan, Sidhu

Public School or Govt. School, these gentlemen are scattered among 5 different schools. Commuting them day by day is a logistic nightmare. Help us turn into a well organised dream by sponsoring School Bus N°1!

Your monthly contribution:
India: 2,065 INR Australia: 40 AUD
US: 42 USD UK: 26 GBP

Priya and Ankur (New Delhi) sponsor Tara School Bus #1.

School Bus for Sameer, Mohid, Sushil, Diljoo, Rakesh

Ranging from KG to class 9, these 5 boys head every morning in 5 different directions. And they’d better be on time! Make them reach school in the best possible conditions by sponsoring School Bus N°2.

Your monthly contribution:
India: 2,065 INR Australia: 40 AUD
US: 42 USD UK: 26 GBP

Simona Donini (Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Italy) sponsors Tara School Bus #2.


School Bus for Lokesh, Kishan, Asif, Javed, Suraj

Reaching school prior to the others is mandatory for Lokesh who has 7 girlfriends and therefore certain social responsibilities towards them. The others are heavily jealous of his success and would not mind using the school bus for their own kind of socialisation! Support the school crushes by sponsoring Bus N°3!

Your monthly contribution:
India: 2,065 INR Australia: 40 AUD
US: 42 USD UK: 26 GBP

Mohit and Maya Goyal (New Delhi) sponsor Tara School Bus #3.

School Bus for Zahid, Shyamu, Vishal, Vinay, Sunil

A quick look at the photo will convince you: Bus N°4 is noisy and mischievous. But bus N°4 must reach on time, just like the others. Vote for the bad boys of Tara! Sponsor School Bus N°4!

Your monthly contribution:
India: 2,065 INR Australia: 40 AUD
US: 42 USD UK: 26 GBP

"Coeur à Coeur Franco-Indien" (a French organisation) takes Bus No.4 to school daily.

The Stationery Shop
of Ramu and Sikander


Can I have a drawing sheet pleazzzze?” Yes they can. As well as kilos of rubbers, loads of pencils (whose leads keep on breaking for some strange reason), trains of various copies, sharpeners, rulers, glue, geometry boxes for the big children...

Your monthly contribution:
India: 1,932 INR Australia: 37 AUD
US: 40 USD UK: 24 GBP

Mr. Udhayakumar Gopalsamy (Kuala Lumpur) is the official sponsor of the stationery of Tara.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On LokSabhaTV


The Indian TV channel Lok Sabha TV just aired a 17 minutes documentary on Tara.
[Language: Hindi, heavily mistreated by our foreign Director, with apologies!]

Friday, October 7, 2011

Boys playing Men

The exams of the first term have just finished, the children need to relax! Melodika, our American volunteer, and sponsor offered them to go and play arcade games by batches.


Riding a motorbike was Lokesh's oldest dream.


Javed and Asif had a ball. "Siiiiiirrrrr, Bindaaassssss".


Rajesh chose the majesty of the donkey. "No Sirrrrr, it's a horse".


Diljoo opted for the bumping cars and got well shaken.


Backstage, the new friendship between Diljoo and Shyamu, source of lots of gossips at Tara, since Shyamu is a Small and Diljoo is a Medium.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Snaps from the Pool

The weekly Sunday morning pool activity just happened at Tara for the second year. Swimming, yes, you can say it's about swimming, at least to start with! And then the children want to catch each other and the pool (fortunately empty when we go) turns into a big nonsense zone, in fact great fun, benefiting the children as well as the adults.


Kishan and Rajesh, very good in the art of nonsense, try to walk on water.


Lokesh discovers that too much time spent on non-sense makes you forget how to float properly. Which you knew very well last year...


Sikander the newcomer is equipped with double floaters which amuse him... but can't prevent him from drowning like a stone...


Sameer in fighting mode, keeps on swimming as much as he can to develop his muscles (he is 6 girlfriends behind Lokesh).


Anuj, our administrator, comes to have a break between two bills... Sikander clutches to this element of stability...

The pool activity is made possible by our Australian foundation, sponsor and project manager for the second year, special thanks to Rilka our Senior Volunteer who coordinated our 20 unleashed dudes as well as the deserving volunteers who managed to save our reputation !