Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning was spent at Mother’s House and the rest of the day was spent at Don Bosco. It was nice to celebrate Christmas with the children as they gathered from the various Ashas. Of the 23 children we sponsored, 6 children left Don Bosco due to being homesick or difficult to deal with by the staff. The remaining children are home for the holidays for those who are Christians. The children who are Muslims and Hindus remain at the homes in Don Bosco. All the children will begin their formal education at the start of the New Year; some in Bengali Medium while others will be in Hindi and English Medium. The six children who left we found them back at home in the slum near the Ganhdi Center. If possible, we will try to place them into a day school at Saint George, a nearby private school.
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