Karisalpatti Children's Home                                                                                                                                                                                                        We have been helping this project since 2010.                                                                                             To read about how this project started,   CLICK HERE                                                                                To read about my visit to this project in 2012,   CLICK HERE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This project is VERY well supported by Clipston and Hunsbury Park Schools.  Thank you all SO much!  Below:  Clipston School have made LOTS of posters and motivating messages; I have really enjoyed looking at them all.  I do worry too much, so from now on, I am going to 'smile more and worry less' and 'keep calm and love unicorns'.  I'm feeling better already!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This is what I am taking from Hunsbury Park School!  How fabulous!  I was also given this tin to take for the children.  Inside, it was absolutely packed with little toys, plus some letters and pictures.   One beautiful picture is of a peacock - the national bird of India!  The children will absolutely love everything!  Plus we can use the toys to play games to help learn colours, numbers and English.   Driving home from Clipston, I was trying to remember my colours in Tamil (the language the children speak)   Purple is oodhaa  but in Tamil it is written ஊதா.  I could also remember green - pachchai -   பச்சை and blue - neelam - நீலம்.   I couldn't remember any of my numbers!  However, in the tin was a dog - naai, a bird - paravai, and a monkey - kurangu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mrs Millers and I are now at Karisalpatti!  It is Saturday evening and we have electricity.  We were playing 'guess what it is' earlier as there wasn't any electricity, it was dark (and raining!) and we could not see what we were eating.  So . . . . to prove that we are actually here, here are some photos, see if you recognise anything (or anyone) -                                                This is Sr. Fatima who looks after the children at Karisalpatti.  She has just taken over from Sr. Rozario.  Here she is explaining to the children, all about Clipston School's posters.  They are very interested in everything she is saying.  They did not know some of the bird names (your classes), but they knew Kingfishers.  I have also seen one here in India.   They are going to draw some posters for both Clipston and Hunsbury Park schools.                            I am sorry that you cannot see the posters very clearly, but you will when I bring them to your school.      The green tin of toys, we will give to the children tomorrow.  If we had given them today then the children wouldn't have done the drawings!                                                       

Not all of the children are here as some have gone home for the Diwali holiday.  Tomorrow, Mrs Millers and I will be travelling to Batlagundu.  We were going to go by bus on Monday, but we have been offered a lift.

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