Forgiveness and Gratitude in every bow! 

Forgiveness and Gratitude in every bow! 

The Observation Home receives children from all spectrum of society who have committed varied levels of crimes. As a counsellor, what becomes important for us is to be able to create a space where the children are able to feel safe, express themselves, reflect on...
The Dongri Radio Show! 

The Dongri Radio Show! 

At the Umerkhadi Observation Home, through our counselling unit we come across children from a variety of backgrounds, educational qualifications and talents. Most children in the home are either school dropouts or have never been to a school. They are engaged in...
Iftar Gathering

Iftar Gathering

“I never like coming to social gatherings like that, my only happy times are the lonely moments I spend on Juhu Chaupati. First I said ‘No’, but then Didi said it’s compulsory to come. And then when I came I had so much fun that I felt angry and bad when I had...
Graffiti Wall

Graffiti Wall

The girls section of the Umerkhadi Home is a tough place to be in. While every effort is made by the home and the NGOs working to engage the children often the girls get aggressive and hyper. Who would not be, if they were kept away from their family for a long time...

Discovering Light Beyond Darkness

In June, we started holding sharing circles with 20 children being tried for sexual offenses at the Observation Home. In a session on gratitude, the children expressed the desire to do something for their teachers on Teacher’s Day. We started brainstorming and without...