Yesterday I received some great news about one of the girls in our jewelry program that highlighted how successful our program is and how the sky is the limit for how successful it can be.
A few days back, Paul and I were going to Child Care Home. On our way, the usual road was closed so we took another route. Suddenly we saw a dog lying on the road and growling in pain. We went near him and tried finding out what had happened. We could make out it was an accident. Unfortunately no one paid any heed to him. He tried moving but failed. I could see a group of people standing on the opposite side but they were more inquisitive to find about the foreigner with me rather than helping the dog.
(Paul pictured above getting a Rakhi tied by one of the girls)
This weekend was Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi, a festival primarily observed in India that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. I was fortuate enough to be able to celebrate the holiday with the girls at the jewelry center and even though this was my 2nd time, this years ceremony carried a deeper meaning for me.
Asia Progam Manager, Doel Basu, shares a story from one of the girls in the shelter home she works at.
"The love of a family is the biggest blessing”