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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Santa Had 4 Ears

Zahid, Sikander and Sameer really enjoyed Christmas 2011. Mostly because they met Santa Claus, who came especially to Tara.

"It was not the REAL Santa, it was David-Sir!"
The adult had to explain that it could not be David-Sir wearing a costume and this for a simple reason: this Santa had 4 ears (a detail that really struck the children)...

Here, the piece of evidence: this Santa had indeed 4 ears.
(Click to zoom)

And how many ears does David-Sir have, children?
"Two", exactly. Then it can't be the same person.

In front of so much logic, the children had to surrender.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Becoming a Papa

It all started with a photo: Liz, our former Education Manager, visibly pregnant. We started talking with the small boys about babies, how they come to life and how they grow up. This naturally lead to a discussion where the smalls started thinking about becoming papas themselves…
I will not become a papa because I don’t like girls.
They don't know how to play properly.
  Mohid (superexcited):
I like girls very much! I will be a papa!
I want to be a papa because I want my name to be honored.
I will not become a papa because I’ll be a Scientist and I’ll be very very busy with my work. Children would disturb me when I’ll have to concentrate on my work.
I will become a papa because I want to teach to children. I love teaching.
  Lokesh (a little sorry):
I cannot become a papa because my moustache is not big enough.
I will have a love marriage and I will have children, not more than 4 because they will have to fit in the car when I drive them to school.
I will be a papa with a very small number of children (5 to 6, not more). I will make a robot for them because the robot will have lots of arms like a god and the robot will also turn into a car. That’s in fact why I want to be a papa, for the robot. I think I’ll play with the robot, too.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's already Christmas in Delhi

  The children were invited to a great Christmas function, organised by a group of French expats in Delhi.

An occasion to party, drink soda (which became rare à Tara since the dentist opposed to it), run in all directions and most of all, enable the teens to play their favourite part: the lovah-lovahs.
  Practising martial arts, yoga et dance, Zahid and Lokesh have zero problem of flexibility. And they want you to know this.
  Ramu, Sunil, Javed (from left to right) and Mohid (definitely closer to the ground) in their stage costumes. Yes, it's silver, as per an old Tara principle: the shinier, the better!
  Suraj (left) and Jaan (right) apply a second core principle of Tara: put sunglasses on, ANY sunglasses, you will be HANDSOME.
  From left to right: Mohid, Kishan, Rajesh, exhausted after having jumped on the bouncing castle as if they were possessed by the devil.
The children also showed their latest Bollywood Dance Show, on which they have been working for months.

The teens having been a little messy in their presentation, we will concentrate on the smalls, particularly this act, in front of a crowd of enamored girlfriends...

Special thanks to Philippe and Zoé, who nicely lent their garden for this day of puuuuure fun!