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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Support Saamir as he runs for TARA

  Saamir Gupta, an employee from Accenture India has spent a great deal of time with the Tara Boys, celebrating birthdays, festivals, and being a companion on educational trips. Saamir fondly recalls, “I was impressed to see how each thing is so well taken care of. Boys here are extremely sincere, responsible and well behaved. What’s more, they speak French and often use it as a secret language!”. He adds, “You need to visit Tara and see it for yourself.”

Saamir will proudly run for Tara Homes in the 2013 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. We encourage you to support his cause! Please visit Online Donation Link to make a quick and generous online donation for education and overall development of these wonderful kids.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

First Impression on Arrival

Here is newcomer Sharwan, 9 years old, who joined us a couple of days back.
And here are his very first impressions on the strange place where he has just landed (translated from hindi):

"I like it here because I feel I will be able to study, play with other boys and go to the park to play cricket.
The food is very yummy, specially when there is rice and lentils!
I was surprised when I arrived to see that all the boys here speak English well. I want to speak like them.
My best friend is Zahid.
I like studying and I want to go to school.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dinner at Tara Boys

An ordinary Wednesday evening, before dinner. Shyamu revises and Lokesh goes upside down.
The moves of Lokesh slightly disturb the concentration of Shyamu.
The bell has rung, time to join the dinner room, passing by the board of birthdays, the program for the day and the complaints/suggestion box.
Standing up, Rakesh the Children Representative shares the most important news from the staff meeting and what answers were given to children's complaints/suggestions.
Emily adds a few points which Rakesh has forgotten (it's tough to take notes... but it is an excellent exercise).
VERY IMPORTANT MOMENT !! The SuperBoy Award of the Week. This week, it's Lokesh who gets the medal for having supported new littlie Piyush.
Lokesh, prouuud !
Vinay (yellow T-shirt) wonders how come the Award did not come to him...
A big round of applause for Lokesh!
Secular prayer of the evening : "Every day, I try to become a better person".
The big ones are serving dinner.
Vishal checks what is available in the pressure cooker and discovers red kidney beans, his favorite dish.
Jaan makes sure all shares are equal.
The discussion is lively. It always is with the Tara Boys!
Please note that our consistent efforts on table manners start to show results...
The Boys talk with our dear friends from Main Tendue, a French group of expats supporting NGOs.
Thanks to Brigitte for the photos!