Friday, 11 February 2011
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
A day before their summer trip to Puri, the barber came to shave the boys. I was called to watch my camera a must! A rebirth. Clean. Fresh. New...
Many of the boys and girls who have come to live at Shuktara were abandoned or orphaned as young children surviving terrible hardships and discrimination of living on the streets and begging for scraps of food.
Because of their disabilities, they were written off as incapable of learning, developing as individuals or integrating into society. Their personalities and their potential were ignored.
The difference that a few years or even a few months at Shuktara makes is astounding. The boys and girls grow in every sense - physically, in confidence, in skills, in communication. Their personalities blossom, they begin to come to terms with their disabilities and to fulfil their academic potential."