Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Piali Ashar Alo.
Sincere thanks to the Ganguly Pal family that decided to celebrated the birthday of their son and grandson Aintik with us. They treated us to a delicious lunch and brought gifts for all the children. We also got to have chocolate cake while singing ‘Happy Birthday’. Many thanks!
Text and photos: Polona Fonda At first I felt a bit uncomfortable, I mean after all I was a stranger… With a camera, full of curiosity and a bunch of Ashar Alo girls willing to open the doors of their homes. After classes were over, students took us on a walk around Piali. We moved through the narrow, muddy trails, […]
On Children’s Day, we take a rest from our studies and spend some time playing together. This year, we were blind mice, we popped balloons and kicked the ball around. We also received a visit from a magician who enchanged us with the appearance of a real dove and goose. And well, for lunch, will […]
There’s an old Slovenian proverb that says: ‘The more languages you speak, the greater your worth.’ And we believe that our school did a great job of following that old wisdom this week! Our volunteers from Slovenia busied themselves teaching our students some basics of German while we spoke to each other mostly in English […]
We again received a wonderful surprise from A.T. Linhart Elementary School from Radovljica which sent us four huge packages filled with soaps and toys. Sincere thanks to teachers Maja Tolo and Anja Porenta, all the students and their parents for each donated soap and toy and thanks also to the school administration for supporting the […]
It’s reading time – this time in a very special place, our new library! Special thanks to the Crayons of Hope Foundation that helps with the opening of new libraries across all of India with their Wall-o-Books project. They came to our aid as well with the idea of selecting a librarian – a student, […]
We’ve again received a visit from young volunteers of the POTA programme (an international volunteer programme organized by Slovenia’s Youth Information Centre.) We’re very impressed by the genuine wish of these young people to assist with different types of projects. Preparations for these projects sometimes last several months and include social and arts workshops. While […]
Today we celebrated with fullness, diversity and great pride, Independence Day. Sincere thanks to the Indradhanush (translated ‘Rainbow’) organization, a group of young people from Hindmotor, India, that showered us with attention, gifts and a hearty lunch on such a special day. Thank you for the school supplies and the colourful umbrellas that will really come in handy during the […]
Our young volunteers Teja and Ana brought with them lots of dance, music, joy and new ideas. We got familiar with the violin and danced the Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) and the duck dance. We learned the song ‘We Love Each Other’ and said goodbye with the melody of ‘You Are My Sunshine’. […]