“The People Around Us”

The assignment from Sahapur Sabitri Balika Vidyalaya School, the government school the girls attend, was to learn about the different roles and professions of people around us, and to then dress accordingly and give a presentation.  I've posted a new photo album with more pictures, but these are the girls:


From left to right, Doctor, Politician, Psychologist, Tribal Dancer, Army Officer, Lawyer, Teacher. The dancer was assigned her role by the school teacher.  For the others we had a lottery.  The girl who is "doctor" wants to be a doctor.  After school she checked everyone's heart, including the dog's.

I posted yesterday and I'm posting today because even in the midst of all the trouble, life goes on in very fine ways.  School continues; we celebrate Holi; the girls learn about professions and get to dress up.  Our teachers go out with the girls shopping for an army uniform, a white coat for our doctor.  Bijoy cuts a piece of wood and the teacher helps make the sign, "Vote for me, and for upliftment of the poor."  The little ones have their classes too; Rani sways to music…


My work gets behind and I owe reports all over the place;  I get stressed and take refuge in the dental chair.  A new security company takes over.  The point is, as a Home for children, we do not miss a beat.  That's the priority, the children and they know it, and they thrive.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marcie
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 05:23:28

    Hi Michelle, I’ve been enjoying reading your blog. I found it via Pushpa, I am her adoptive sister Marcie. What a different world you live in! I just can’t even imagine some of the challenges you face daily.
    Is Shanti is doing better- she sounded very ill. I can tell Pushpa worries about her a lot.
    Good luck!


  2. Joy Bose Tagore
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 02:12:23

    Hi there,
    My Name is Joy. Not sure if I can bring some more Joy & Happiness to this initiative, but still want to give it a try. I am currently in US managing a small IT Project. I will be travelling to Kolkata from 2nd May to 15th May. I want to know how can I be part of this. Please let me know as soon as you can. My email id is joy@bosetagore.com
    Regards, Joy


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