INDIA

Joy has a Myriad Colors

Gathering Together seeks to facilitate change by encouraging positive behavior patterns through being examples as well as positive reinforcements.

The boys of the community around Deepam were invited to a special workshops to learn a useful craft.

Excitement was in the air. It could be palpably felt around Deepam. The boys waited with eagerness for Deepam to open the doors. They were going to not just get new T Shirts, but get to learn the technique of tie and dye.

Each boy got a new white T shirt. Batch by batch they worked, ably helped by a group of volunteers. They were disciplined and showed care for each other. They waited for their turns in patience. They have learnt that they can have fun, even while being disciplined. They have learnt to wait for their turn and help one another.

Gathering Together believes in instilling values through fun learning. The children have acquired a new life skill, of learning tie and dye. They have enjoyed the learning.

These children come from very impoverished backgrounds. There is no space for them to play not in the matchbox tenements, nor in the narrow roads. Their parents are busy eking a living for their children to spare a thought for their children’s mental and physical growth. Many families have over half a dozen children or more, to take care and feed.

Deepam provides a ray of light in the community, by holding sports and craft activities with fun learning of life-skills.

Gathering Together partners with Deepam to bring empowerment to the surrounding community and be change agents that harbinger a future with hope for the children of the community.