Since July 2020 when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma I have been compelled to stay away from my beloved Project as I was immuno compromised and that mixed with the Covid pandemic was a heady toxic cocktail. Over the past three years I have been to the project a handful of times. However I keep in close touch with the Project thanks to the innumerable pictures posted every day in the famous Project Why WhatsApp group.
Pictures of children studying diligently, of children playing, singing, dancing, painting with fervour, of visitors dropping by, Pictures of the meals at the Yamuna centre; pictures of celebrations. Sometimes children are prompted to share their thoughts and dreams as was the case recently when a group of children were asked what they want to be when they grow up. The answers were heartwarming: engineer, teacher, IAS officer, police officer, bank manager and even artist. The list is endless, the dreams are big for only if you dream big can you aspire to see your dreams come true.
We at Project Why strive to give wings to all these little big dreams and hope to make as many as we can come true. And we have seen many come true over the last two decades.
When I see the pictures of these children holding their dreams for all to see my heart fills with joy, my eyes go moist and my throat constricts. I feel blessed but also overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task but nowhere ready to give up.
Over the past two decades I have felt the presence of a very special God, the God of lesser beings as I chose to call him or her! This very special God has helped me at every stage and brought so many miracles in our lives. It is to this God that I pray everyday to give me the strength to soldier on no matter what.
Soldier on I will.
So help me God.
Asked them what they want to be and pat come he answers: a teacher, a police officer, an engineer, a bank manager, an IAS officer and even an artist! So many dreams tucked away safely in the little heads of our children.
I always urged them to dream big, to dream of what may seem impossible knowing that dreams are answered as there is a God for he lesser bings, a God that listens.
We at Project Why strive to keep these dreams alive, So help us God
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” wrote Frederick Douglass. At Project Why we strive to instill the love of reading in all our students.
That is why we have a library period where children can go look at books, feel them, browse hem and be motivated to read them
Our dearest friend and President of Enfances Indiennes is back for a visit. Today he spent quality tie with our special needs children. Shalini and Munna were thrilled to see their very special friend.
Xavier will be with us for a week and will spend time at all our centres,
Welcome back dearest Xavier Sir!
It is Diwali time and once again our very special souls created some beautiful divas for sale. Last week a sale was organised at CSKM school and Azure Hospitality.
In spite of the terrible pollution and primary schools being closed, We had quite a crowd at the CSKM sale as the boarders were there. The primary children came first and bought divas and earthen painted piggy banks adorned with popular cartoon characters. Soon the display table was almost empty and order books came out. The sale of the day was over 10K with 10K worth of orders, We were over the moon.
As always and as part of the vocational training we try and have students participate in such events and this time it was Shalini who went to CSKM and Anurag to Azure Hospitality. They were stellar and a huge help and enjoyed themselves too.