Thursday, April 30, 2009

Workshop with LEAD children on Editing/Media


A few weeks ago, I offered to volunteer through Karmayog. I'd mentioned that I live in a distant suburb, that I could not commit to anything long-term or working on a daily basis. But I would still like to offer whatever skills I had to help children, preferably teenagers, and young adults.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

NHP School Teachers speak --

Loving greetings to u all.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Henry Ford

As this is my first mail I would like to introduce myself
I am Ms. Archana Sharma working in New Horizon Public School Penguin Kids as a Pre- primary teacher.
Last month when Rupesh and Kailash had come to school to talk to us about LEAD and the kids. We were all very much impressed and were eagerly waiting to make the best use of this opportunity.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Deeper interactions with Sector-3

Hello friends,

Wanted to share the experience of our latest visit to Sec-3 slum. As we all are aware of; sec-3 issues were widely discussed among all of us for last two weeks. I was really very eager to go there to meet those people.

So Nazia n I made a plan to go there in the eve. Fortunately Rupesh also joined us. As we were heading to sec-3, Rupesh felt like to visit our old tuition place on the way. There we met a guy (sorry I don’t remember his name) who runs a dance and drama classes there.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rescue Laxmi -- Sector-3 --

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share a simple but a heart clinching story about Lakshmi...

Yesterday evening while classes were going on Rupesh called and asked me, Amit, Nigaar & Reena to meet him near Datta Medhe College as he wanted us to visit Sec 3 slums.....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sector-3 slams & stuns LEAD

Hi friends

yesterday night again I headed for our new Sector-3 families & was stunned by some of the following incidents:

1) There is a family with 2 children --- Reshma(10 yrs),Mukesh (12)..

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Life without Light..

Dear All,

On Monday I, Nigar & Amit had a new experience which we want to share with you all.
As usual we went for class. We met Rupesh at Thane Station He told us that today we all will be going for field work means we will make a visit to slum. We will meet our children’s parents & have a word with them.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I am back again...

Hi LEADers,

I had to take break from all LEAD related activities for past few months due to some personal reasons; however being a part of the LEAD family, I was updated with all news related to our project. I visited our tuition place (near gaav-devi mandir, Airoli) yesterday.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Visit to our Sector-17 slum-community

Hi friends...

Kailash & I visited our Sector-17 Slums on Monday 8.30 pm & this was almost after a month or may be more. But the smiles & respect, with which we were greeted, easily pacified the guilty feelings engrossed in our minds. Anjali’s family, LEAD’s main strength (our elder students Ashok, Vinod all belong to same family), is going to their native for a week but assured us that they will be back in a week.

LEAD adopts New slum-community

Hi Everyone,

Sunday was really good for LEAD, for two reasons:

1) we volunteers( around 11 of us) had met at our place expecting few people from a trust, who were coming in to guide us and give few precious suggestion on how to get in the required funds and also on how to sustain those funds in long run, unfortunately for us they couldn't make it and inturn they called up and apologized that they can not make it as they were held up in some work, but we didnt want to miss this opportunity ( because it is very rare that most of the volunteers were present on the same day under one roof).