Thursday, December 10, 2009

Big Nanjunda

We've known big Nanjunda now for over four years, and first met him on the streets in 2005. He lived there with his mom and grandmother. Mom passed away in 2008, and his dad lives somewhere in Bangalore but is rarely seen.

Nanjunda has come a long way from his life on the street. While at Karunya Mane these past two years, his behavior has improved tremendously -- especially this year, as he has started to take his studies seriously and is now first in his class. We expect that he will be able to skip 7th grade next year and start in 8th, which will help him catch up.


Nanjunda has also stepped up as a leader for our little boys, ensuring that they form proper lines when walking to the bathroom at night before bed, and when going to meals.

Getting ready for school.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Morning chores

The older kids at Karunya Mane do their share of daily chores around the shelter in the morning before school, and help keep their home as clean and tidy as is possible (with 43 little ones running around). They wash the bathrooms, walk the dogs, clean their personal areas and our office, and make sure the little ones are ready for school.