True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body, the two are ever united. – Humboldt
Ketaki Chalke , niece of Seema Patil (Teacher Co-ordinator) sharing her flower craft skills with community children in Bainganwadi and French Volunteers – Hannah and Pauline engaging children in drawing and jewelry making classes. Yoga exercises continue at the Chunabhatti and Bainganwadi education centres.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” A break in routine at school always makes way for deeper learning.
The children of the LSS Education Centres enjoying one such break at the Traffic Park
The children of the balwadis engrossed in their Numbers 1-10 Test. It was amusing to note that they wrote 11-20 to show that they knew the rest.
Ashwini Kamble – Ashwini is an orphan. She stays with her sister. After the death of their parents, Ashwini used to do domestic work and earn Rs. 1500.00 pm. At the same time she continued he FY BCom through a correspondence course. As the salary of a domestic was insufficient to fund her studies she moved on to work in a garment factory for Rs.2500/- pm. However this too was not enough so LSS was on the look out for someone who could give her a job with a decent salay. Sachin Patil came to our rescue and procured a job for Ashwini at D mart. She now earns 7000 Rs.P.M.
Ashwini and her sister are now able to live simple but self sufficient lives with basic amenities like electricity which they could not afford before.
Arjun Sunriwal earned a meagre sum of Rs.3000/- pm mending shoes. He is the only earning member of a family of 5 and could not meet the expenses of health and education of his family. With the help of Sachin Patil, Arjun is now a security guard at D Mart too, earning Rs.8000/- pm.
Sachin Patil – Manager (Maintenance Dept.) at D Mart
On February 19, 2017 Michelle Barnes donated toys, stationery , gifts and art and craft materials to 150 children of the Bainganwadi education centre.
Once a month Football Training is imparted to the children of Dnyansampada High School. We hope to get more volunteers to do this on a weekly basis.