Holding PRIDE in Institution

Yug (name changed), has been in and out of the Umerkhadi Children’s Home in the last two years. A child being transferred across various institutes does not have a very easy life, but Yug’s journey has been layered with more complicated challenges.  I remember...

IGNITING HOPE

“And when the night is cloudy, There is still a light that shines on me, Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.”  (Let it be – The Beatles) This song by The Beatles conveys a sense of hope to wake up and do better every day. But what is hope?...
Teach Me to Be Wild – Circle & Film Discussion

Teach Me to Be Wild – Circle & Film Discussion

Reflecting on living untamed by learning from animals, on healing in and through community, recognising the gift and power of silence, of creating sacred and safe spaces for authenticity, compassion and innocence to flourish, particularly in the lives of children and...
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...