Painting at Dayspring Home
Dear GlobalGiving friends,
Greetings from Dayspring Home!
The last months were full of activities and events for the children of Dayspring Home.
On February 24th, thanks to generous donations, we were able to organize a trip… to the beach with all the children! We left Virudhunagar at 7am on a small bus rented for the occasion. The children were so excited about the day and were all wearing their most beautiful and shining clothes. The journey, lasted for about three hours, the kids were over the moon with excitement. While in the bus the kids were treated with a Tamil movie. After the movie they danced and sang along to their favorite Tamil songs, the mood was electric. They knew the lyrics of almost all the songs we heard that day.
We reached Thoothukudi around 11 am, after making a short breakfast break on the road, to enjoy a cup of delicious chai tea and some cookies. It was so hot at this time, so all of us were so happy to jump into the sea! It was a perfect day to enjoy together in the water, as the ocean was quiet and the waves were almost nonexistent.
After almost 2 hours of swimming and playing on the water, we left the beach to go to have lunch in a local restaurant. Menu of the day: fish!
We then headed back to Virudhunagar, taking the time to visit a famous temple on the road. In our way back, some of the children were still dancing and singing, but most of them were sleeping. It was a tiring lovely day indeed.
The months of March and April were dedicated to studying. The academic year in India runs from June to April, therefore the kids had two months to prepare and pass the exams. Due to their dedication and focus all the kids of Day Spring Home passed with passed with flying colors. We are proud of them, and proud to share it with you, as it wouldn’t have been possible without your selfless help.
In May, some children took advantage of the school holidays to enjoy their time away with relatives and friends and some stayed at Dayspring Home. During the holiday kids help with chores at the campus and enjoy afternoon naps. The school break is also an opportunity for the kids to spend more time with our wonderful volunteers from around the world and learn English as well take part in various games planned by volunteers. The kids also help volunteers with small work during the maintenance of the Home.
Between May 24th and July 2nd, our international volunteers, with the help of children, painted the entire building again, inside and outside. The kids enjoyed every bit of it and they were so helpful and enthusiastic to help their international brothers and sisters.
As they helped a lot, our volunteers could find some time to organize a giant treasure hunt! They were divided in 4 groups, each one supported by one international volunteer, to help them understand the clues that were all written in English… It was a funny and learning activity at the same time! The treasure hunt was composed by a boiled egg for each child, cookies and mangos. They all sat together to enjoy these snacks and take a rest at the end of this funny filled activity!
The volunteers also taught the children how to cook “crêpes”, a famous (delicious) French meal. It was a nice night, the children were curious to discover a new dish and how to cook it. The sweet crêpes, were served with honey, mango and banana, the kids loved it.
Once again, Blossom Dayspring Home wishes to thank you for your unwavering support. We are more thankful than we could ever express, and very delighted to be able to share these updates about our kids!
The children are back to school, as the new academic year started on June 1st. We will update you soon to share with you all the incredible adventures they are going to live thanks to your support! Do not hesitate to participate to it by making a generous donation.
On the way to the beach