Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday activities

Kids usually go to school on Saturdays for half a day, and get back home by 1:00 pm. At Karunya Mane, our kids spend their Saturday afternoons catching up on chores and studying.

On this random Saturday in late March, the kids took some time to wash their school shoes and socks.


Prema, Amita, and Manikanta

Manikanta the ham...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chanting and singing!

We encourage volunteers to engage in activities with our kids that are related to their own hobbies or interests. Recently, Regina, a performance artist with several of her own CDs, has started chanting with the kids on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons during their school break. She plans to produce another CD with a few recordings of our kids! Stay tuned for more...

Surya and Lokesh deep in meditation.

Regina with little Devaraj.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

More creative fundraising

We sure do like when we get emails telling us about the support that people are showing our kids and moms, especially during these difficult times. Messages like this show us that people are doing what they can to continue to help our kids and moms.

Recently, Sylvie wrote that she showed the movie Y Yoga at her yoga studio, and during the evening raised US$120 for Operation Shanti.

During these tough times, people do want to give to good causes, it's just a little harder to do. And these creatively sourced, extremely valued donations go a long way. For example, US$120 will pay for two of our after-school teachers (covering 12 of our kids) for an entire month.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A recent article

Please see our Web site here for a recent article about one of our board members in India, who talks a bit about Operation Shanti and a few life lessons.