Brrrrrr! It is getting cold in Delhi. Wintertime usually means fever-time. Please be praying for health for all of the children at Asha House. #ashaishope
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“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
It’s one thing to hear, “The pimps would just turn up the stereo while they were beating us so the neighbors couldn’t hear” or “Every month I’d have to carry a bribe to the police or I’d be punished.” It’s another to hear it from your student, the girl holding your hand next to you, your friend.
We always try to have at least one project during every program in which our students do something to give back to the community with their photography and talents. Our Picture Change students/ girls of Freedom Firm (www.freedom.firm.in) did an exceptional job with this at the Ashia Home, a place that about 40 mentally and physically handicapped children and adults call home.
They did everything from styling hair to making kids laugh to changing kids who had wet their pants. They even took a turn at photographing with the “big camera.” It is one of those days where I remember where my students came from- rescued out of abuse & sex trafficking- and they truly showed that they are no longer victims by their ability to serve others with joy and selfless love.
It was also the first time Kalpana, our “behind the scenes” photographer, put into practice what she has learned about documentary photography. She did an excellent job covering all angles of this great event!
We will soon be printing the photos and the girls will be able to present them to the kids and staff of Ashia.