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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Franz Liszt (nearly) at Tara

  Thanks to Lisztomanias International, we were welcomed at Tara Boys a musicologist, Nicolas Dufetel, great communicator and educationist, who came to expose our children to a few beautiful excerpts of western classical music.

Through the work of Franz Liszt, a 19th Century Hungarian composer, the boys learned about the effect music can have on you - how it can evoke feelings of happiness, sadness, fear etc.
  They were asked to close their eyes and listen to music, then they discussed how it made them feel. They were captivated by the music and the exercises as you can see from their attentive expressions!

And of course, as always, their highlight was when they got to make the noise themselves - experimenting with rhythms with their metal glasses!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

5 Years of Tara

Here is how we started an NGO, then 2 and here is what we have learned over the first years of Tara Homes for Children:

5 Years of Tara


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Classic Songs revisited by the Tara Tots

Manish in 5 Little Monkeys :


Fayyum in Johnny Johnny :

For the nostalgic followers of this blog, the 2008 version of Johnny Johnny by Sameer and Lokesh.

Hussain in Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star :


Noorie in Une Souris Verte :


And to finish, 3 alphabets, enthusiastic but not 100% academic:



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shoot!

It is true that players benefit physically, socially and emotionally from playing football (soccer). The intensity and range of movements involved in the game, including kicks, twists, turns and sprints, provide better overall exercise. To this end our boys are playing football under the guidance of qualified coach with zeal & enthusiasm. During first practice session at St Mary’s, boys were bit perplexed when they can’t get something right. But they eventually started to follow the instructions with perseverance, as they want to improve their ability as a player. They want to learn & instill timeless qualities of leadership, responsibility, perseverance & team work by playing this sport. With the presence of qualified coach who is rendering his services for one & a half hour session on Sunday’s & the availability of some basic practice stuff like uniforms, balls, cones, markers, sticks boys are super excited to learn good football & to participate in tournaments in different parts of Delhi. Besides they are eager to have these coaching sessions twice a week so that they can master this beautiful game in short period of time. Post written by Amin, Child Welfare Officer for Tara Boys
A big thank you to Saint Mary's School for the ground.