Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A new girl, Suma

Last week, we took in a new girl named Suma. She was left on the street by her family, and nobody knows where they went or how to find them. Suma says that she is the oldest of four girls, and that her parents are laborers who wander around India looking for work.

Suma is about 11 or 12 years old, and has a quiet, pleasant personality. She is getting along nicely with the other kids at Karunya Mane and participates in their activities like arts and crafts and karate. Since Suma has never attended school, we started her with daily tutoring sessions with one of our teachers, and she's learning how to read and write.