June was an eventful month for us in the Vanavil as the school reopened after summer vacation on the 1st of June. We had to purchase a lot of materials in advance for our kids as they go into a new academic year. Big thanks to our donors as the kids were really excited to […]
A big thank you to our many donors this year, especially: Wipro Cares Shamdasani Foundation Asha Trust and many many more…
Dear Friend of Vanavil, T. S. Eliot said that “April is the cruelest month”. Perhaps that’s why it’s the start of the financial year in India. I volunteer with the Vanavil Trust, a small NGO set up in 2005 for street children overlooked (or ignored) by government and aid workers after a tsunami hit the […]
It’s Diwali season again. At Vanavil Diwali has twin significance. One like other children, the children of Vanavil, also love the festival for its crackers and sweets. More importantly for the Vanavillers Diwali also means new dress, the only new dress they get in a year apart from the uniforms they get at the beginning […]
The flag raising this year was a huge success, with the students putting on a stellar programme. There were stories, skits, songs, and dances. Click to view pics:
In July, a team from Wipro Cares came to lovely Sikkal village to help us sort out some legal issues with the land title, kick off the fence project, and interact with the kids. The kids loved meeting them and showing them around the land. Check out these pics:
This year, with support from Wipro Cares, we’re building a fence around our land. This will help keep goats and other vegetation destroying intruders out, and help us keep our compound more clean. Click on the pics to see the fence under construction.