Penny has been a long time supporter of the work we do here in Goa. As well as bringing lots of 'goodies' out for the children she has also donated money towards various items. This year she has helped buy 16 school bags for the upcoming school year.
Each year we provide new school items for the children. The children usually receive Bags, Uniforms, Books, Stationary, Footwear, protective gear for use in the rain and also incentives to stay in school. Thank you to Penny and the girls from the raffle page "Thunder and Lightning".
Revising for Exams
The children have spent the last few weeks revising for exams with one of the older boys who is taking his 10th standard exams coming to 'the quiet room' to revise each day. As you can image there are lots of distractions in the slums and it is far from the ideal place to study, especially as most of his family are quite vocal at home. To get away from the hustle and bustle of home life, he has been coming to study and sits quietly in the study room which has been fitted with a work surface and bean bags so the children can 'chill' and revise in peace. Unfortunately the peace doesn't extend to Robert who is often roped in to help with a subject or asked to photocopy or look up something on the internet. Robert is delighted to help, especially when they are trying so hard to pass their exams. A few other children have come to study on occasion but none have shown as much commitment. We all wish him and all the children the best for their exams.