These children are WOOPIE children – I don’t like calling them slum children so we   re-named them. WOOPIE stands for the Way Out Of Poverty Is Education.

They love coming to ‘after school school’ and they play, learn dances and songs, learn maths, English and Hindi. They always get a treat – an  ‘eatable treat’ which they love.

This population can be transient. As the children get older, the families might need them to go out to work or to stay home and look after younger siblings while the parents find work. From year to year when I visit, I know some of them; some are new to me and some I knew from before are no longer there.

These children can seem so joyful as well as so longing. They bring me great joy as well as pain.

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If you have any of these problems, it seems they can be all solved at this clinic located conveniently here in Faridabad. Let me know how you go

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You might have noticed a lack of posts lately  – seems my blog had reached its capacity. Since upgraded so here’s a pic of my adorable Mohini to celebrate my new upgraded blog. 

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Visiting these gorgeous women I met five years ago & their wonderful grandmother … plus a book I made for them from that time. The girls are all married now with many babies around. 

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Taking the younger children out to Town Park Faridabad …I think we had about 45 children in the (18 seater) bus. They totally love going out and are so well behaved…. and my inner child had a great time on the slippery dip

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Inner city Dhaba (diner) having delicious paneer curry – I like these places but they always seem a bit dodgy to me so I’m glad Renu was my guide. 

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I keep seeing this lovely woman from old Faridabad who I first met five years ago. I’m hoping she is waving to me and not putting  up her hand to say…. oh no not more photographs. !! 

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