Sunday, 21 November 2010

Photo from India

Vidya has let us know that Fareeda, Anwar, Zarina and Jaan Basha are doing very well in their studies. They attend an English-medium school and are now able to understand very basic conversations in English. Fareeda has asked when Akil and Sabi will be coming to visit? We've decided we will definitely be visiting in 2011.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Mothers Day

A card is on its way to Sunama from Akil and Sabi, with loving messages for Mothers Day and the latest school photo of each. I don't think Sabi's photo will cause a stir but Akil's may well, with his very un-traditional but certainly original hair.

Vidya tells us that Sunama decided to return to her village with Zeenath, now 3 years old, while the older four children remain at The Ashram. They are good students and are achieving decent marks at their English-medium school, and have all recently moved up to the next grade. That is is great news considering Fareeda and Anwar, in particular, had missed a lot of early education.

Sunama visits the children on weekends. As it is now the summer school break in Chennai, the children have all returned home for a month. Sunama keeps herself busy looking after Zeenath, who is now enrolled in the local preschool, and cooks idli for a stall she runs in the village. Having tasted Sunama's cooking, no doubt the food is delicious - we'll all have to try it on our next visit.