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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Party at Tara

To thank all those who helped out with the renovation of the house, and because any excuse is good for a party, the Tara Boys looked their best to welcome their guests for a little party last Friday.

The big boys impressed everyone with their culinary skills and prepared a feast of chicken curry, dal and chinese rice.

Pascal Sir's speech
The guests and volunteers
Showing off an eclectic assortment of colourful ties, the Boys explained to their guests what they thought of their new house (which, ultimate sign of their approval, now beats the Tara Tots home). Here are some of the comments:

Jaan: I'm jealous that you've renovated the house now that I am leaving!

Zahid: When I was on holiday, I was very scared that you were going to break Tara. Now that I am back I'm thrilled to see it wasn't the case!

Shyamu: I will much more free now that there aren't any bars on the windows.

Thanks again to all those who helped out, and we hope you will soon come and see for yourselves our beautiful house! 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tara Makeover!

As the children scattered across India for the holidays, the Tara Boys Home was invaded by construction workers looking to give the house a proper makeover.

When they got back the kids found that the works had suffered some delays (India will be India). To their horror, they discovered there was no electricity in the house yet so no TV!

           To make Suraj, the cook's life, a little easier!
Everyone is getting ready to go back to school

Suraj in his new kitchen

The new motto of the house is organisation, so that the children have no more excuses to leave their things lying around. With lots of new storage space, painted walls, new fans, lights and windows, the Tara Boys Home can breathe !

In the Smalls' room, Rashid, our latest recruit, is playing with his friends
In the Teens' room, Sunil (left) is getting ready to start Class 12, and Rakesh (right) is starting in Class 11.