I did another home visit today in a slum in Tengra (southeast side of Kolkata). The home is next to the train track on one side and a glass tower apartment on the other side. The area is being developed with more luxury living condo apartments. The rich and the poor live next to each other, but they might as well be light years apart. Every day the rich people look from their glass towers to the streets below and only see what they wish to see. And every day the poor look up and wonder what are beyond those glass windows. Only in the eyes of God are the poor recognized as beautiful and worthy. But in much of our society, they are forgotten and unseen. They wait for hope to come, but often times they have given up and have accepted the lives they are given since hope seldom comes.
For the month of June, we placed two girls (sisters) in a village boarding school and one girl in Nav Jeevan (Kolkata). We also received clothes donation from a couple of USA donors and school supplies. Several volunteers will be arriving in July to help us so that will be very exciting. We will be doing school visits next month and updates on the children will be posted. Hopefully, the kids will be advancing in their academics.
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