the orphanage school

Posted: October 10, 2008 in my life
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hey all

today was an especially depressing day for me….let me start at the beginning…

deshpande foundation, a charitable institution has given students an opportunity to actually volunteer anywhere they like…social service types

i had applied for their programand it involved going to an orphanage…. i have to add, i’ve been miserable since i came back.

it was a spick and span residential school for orphan girls( including children with single parents too poor to fend for them)…. the kids were over friendly and their enthusiasm on seeing us was, if not fake, then atleast pacticed… so used to seeing visitors at their orphanagae who they believe could benefit them in some way, they were eager to please when we arrived. it was frankly sad. sadder than the unmasked sadness of the younger children.

there was a space for smaller abandoned babies, barely 1 or 2 months old, they had been dumped in dustbins, left to die in bathrooms or placed in temples in the hope that they’de be rescued…. and here they were… now u see why i couldn’t contain the depression… and i thought i was homesick


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