It’s always interesting how the world changes.
Five months on, from the day our children last went to an anganwadi, The Ashoka Tree online dress-up competitions have revealed new entrants!
Look out for the coronavirus and lady selling masks!
#covid2020 #LockdownPositivity #india #volunteer #smile
Making a difference every day - in every little way we can.
Helping those who don’t even ask.
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"From a distance we all have enough,
and no one is in need.
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
no hungry mouths to feed...
From a distance you look like my friend...
From a distance, there is harmony..."
Three decades on, Bette Midler's song still makes sense...albeit -from a distance.
Here's what we do at The Ashoka Tree, every single day - #lockdown or not.
Take a chance today - make a difference, in your own way! #volunteer #donate #Covid19India
You don't need to head a fancy school in a big city to figure out how to keep your children occupied. Here's what our teacher at anganwadi #79, Kochi Urban II, decided to do to keep in touch with every child and make sure they don't lose out.
The fact of the matter is, online classes not only benefit kids but also their parents.
High on energy, kids become a handful under lockdown conditions - especially on days when you're not sure if the next month's salary is going to come in and you're going to be able to make the rent payment for your home.
These classes bring relief to the parents and brings the stress levels down in the cramped household, with a little bit of much-needed time away from every-day-stressors for everyone involved.
It's not often we find people who take time off their holiday to spread some cheer in someone else's life. And it's not often we get to learn more from them than just screen printing.
@ottostop - Thank you Leyla for the fantastic color-screen-printing workshop with the children at our Anganwadi.
May you be filled with as much love and happiness as you bring to those you meet!
#ottoshopworkshops #prints#artworkshop #kochi #colourfulday
The Ashoka Tree is a Registered Charitable Trust that works with the underprivileged. We work with special schools, orphanages, play schools & hospitals - spreading smiles where there are none.