Greetings to you all. Hope all is well at your side and we all doing great so far. No traces of Carona virus in Challagundla Children home and school.
Thankyou very much for the Love care and support even in this crucial hours you have not forgotten us and keep on extending your continuous support and care.
We owe a great debt of gratitude for all our dear parents and Swedish parents association for your constant enquiry about our health and the conditions in India to combat against the Pandamic Carona virus. Thanks for your valuable advices through Samuel Tideman.
Now the total India was lock down and no people is allowed to go outside. All the city, town and villages boarders were blocked. No transportation is allowed in the roads except in a limited time to get some groceries and vegetables. Chicken and meat are available in black market but has very high price.
The government declared complete lock down till 31st March and has extended the date till April 12th.
Schools were given holidays no teacher is allowed to take classes. At present 65 children are staying in the children home and 15 children left to their villages after declaration of the holidays. Even for the present inmates the police are taking them in their vechicles to hand over them to their parents and relatives. For the children who have no parents and relatives the government is planning them to keep in Guntur hostel where they have all the medical facilities available. Since challagundla has no doctor available they have said that they will move the children to special home quarantine Centers in Guntur till April 12th and hand them
Over to us after the medical tests were done. The food bill will be collected by their respective NGO means organisations. It’s not only our children they are putting these guidelines to all the other organisations who works with the children in this Guntur district.
It’s a must for all the children to go for a medical test after their return to the children home. The government advised us because there is a tribal community near by the children home where as 100-120 children live on the hillside and they are crossing the boarders of the children home to spendi time in our school campus where there is no one to control them unless their families should have a control over. There is no compound wall around the school campus and we have lot of shady trees in the ground. We were put in a difficult situation not to stop those children or to educate them. Our school has taken the responsibility to educate and bring awareness among them.More over the summer heat is high and it is reaching to 38 degrees now.These children live in a very unhealthy atmosphere and a poor hygiene environment.
As for our Children are concerned we are bringing awareness among them by cleaning the hands as many times as he or she can. While coughing out the elbow around the mouth. Not to where others clothes ar sharing the same blanket outing two cots together. Lot of butter milk is served. More fruits in the diet with more citrus. Children were given hand kerchief to avoid sneezing and sweating. More sanitizers are being given to the children with the help of an elderly person and they were given with an extra package of soaps extra.
So far I will be able to know the decision of the education department with in few days.
I will get back to you with more updates sons.
Once again thanks for your care and support. We love you and praying for the rest of the world the you all remain in good health and cheer. Let’s us all fight against this Pandamic Carona virus.
Alice and Children.
Greetings to you all. Thankyou very much for all the support you are giving to us. Thanks for all the care and concern you are showing to us and forgiving our flaws also.
This month we have got enough of rains and all the school and Children Home looks very beautiful with lot of greenery.
We have ploughed the ground for kitchen garden. Hopefully we will plant in the month of September. This time we want to plant more tomatoes and green leaves.
We are making an estimate for the drip irrigation in the field for continuous water supply to the plants.
Thanks for the washing machines and starting a new physiotherapy center for the children. The Volkswagen has started a physiotherapy center in the girls old dormitory and a physiotherapist is visiting us twice in a week to give some physical exercise for muscle strengthening which is very useful to the children.
We had some classes conducted by VW making surf for washing clothes and bathroom cleaning solutions. These classes are useful for the grown up children to make a living while they are searching for a livelihood.
We haven’t started the construction of overhead water tank since there is dire need for sand for which the present government has put a ban on the supply of sand and more over the rivers are filled with water.
The new children are learning the basics in computer education and the grown up are learning the drawings.
The new government announced no bag day for all the schools which is very useful for the children. No bags are allowed in the schools for 2 Saturdays in a month to encourage the children in extra curricular activities.
Children are happy in the new children home with good facilities and growing in a disciplined manner.
Thankyou once again for all your Love and support.
Alice and Children
Greetings to you all. Thankyou verymuch for the support you have given to us for all these years.
Summer continued in this month also. The weather forecast said that the mansions will hit our state in the first week of August. No traces of rain in this month.
We have not planted the organic kitchen garden so far. Hopefully we will plan in the month of August. We get Jamun berries to our own trees in the campus. They are very good for digestion. One should taste these fruits once in a year. They look like grapes but has a sour taste . It has high medicinal values. We have 5 of these trees in the campus.
Thankyou verymuch for the washing machines. Volkswagen helped us to buy these washing machines to us. They are very helpful to the crawling children and children with single hand. We trained one staff member to operate it and he is helping the children to wash their clothes.
Expecting two more baby buffaloes in the month of August. Will planning to have a water borewell at the buffalo farm to give water for the green grass to Buffaloes
And for other plantations.
We all went on a pleasure trip to hillside on a Sunday. Prepared our food and all the children enjoyed the trip. They have had an opportunity to see a small Zoo where they can see 🦌 🦌,different 🦅 🦢 🦢 🦅 birds and different fish . This trip was sponsored by one of our foster Swedish parent Lajah.
New children joined in the Children home. Some of the children are being graduated from the school and home. New children are getting acquainted with school and children home.
Once again Thankyou very for your Love care and support. Hope to see you soon in your next trip to India.
Alice and Children
Greetings to you all. Thankyou verymuch for the support you have given us for the pasr many years.
6 months were our in this 2019 and we were very much blessed with good food and facilities in the Children home with the Love and Care of the Swedish Parents.
The sizzling summer temperatures were recorded at high levels in the state. The government has issued an alert warning that the children and adults should be careful the another 30 days because of the dry and hot weather going to be prevail in the days to come.
The temperature crossed 46 degrees and the weather forecast said that until the first week of July there will be no signs of monsoons hit the state.
We have taken necessary measures to avoid the summer heat in the New Dorms.
This year we faced a big loss in fruit trees and rose plants due to heavy summer.
We allowed small children and crawling children to sleep in the Varandah. It was so hot in the rooms and out side also.
We are blessed to have sufficient drinking and usage water even though we face severe power fluctuations.
This month the New government was formed in India and in Andhrapradesh. This government will lost for another 5 years. Many changes in our state.
The New government has announced that the Saturday is no bag day which means children are not allowed to bring books, school bags and no uniform. This system is meant to encourage the child in all extracurricular activities no stress on education. At present children are enjoying the system.
The Volkswagen Germany supported to buy washing machines to the children which is a need to them all. One single person is operating them.
If we get the rain early then we will plan for the kitchen garden and plant some coconut and mango trees in the front land.
Once again thankyou verymuch for your care and support. We are counting our days to December to see our Dear Swedish Parents.
Alice and Children
Greetings to you all. Thankyou verymuch for your continuous support to the children home. We heard that New Projects going to spring up this year with generosity of our beloved Swedish folks.
This year the temperature was between
43- 47 degrees Celsius during the day and experiencing hot winds in the nighttime.
Fans are producing hot air and there is no moisture in the air. Children are being taken care and attending half day school which means from 7-30 am to 1 pm. Children are not allowed outside till 4 pm to avoid the heat from the sun. Boys stared sleeping out side the New varandah in their new dormitory.
The saddest issue is some of the fruit trees are dying because of the heavy heat and the soil is mixed with rocks where as unable to restore the water. We thought about putting a greedy shady net but because of the cost we with drew the proposal. Any how we are taking necessary care for the plants and trees. We never had this sort of experience in the past. It is all global warming and the sun heat is raising every year because of misusing the natural resources and pollution in the climate. The ground water level has gone down and facing severe power fluctuations since we have no separate power transformer. There is only one transformer which supplies power to the 300 families on the hill top, 50 families in the roadside and agricultural fields behind the school. We have woven a request to the government to provide us with a separate transformer and waiting for their answer.
The Volkswagen Germany with the help of Terre des homes their branch Organization in India has designed some wonderful programs for our Children. As a part of their program they have conducted Career guidance , Leadership development in the Physically Challanged Children, Gender justice, recognising the rights of the children classes were given to the Children. These workshops are very informative and useful to the children. They are not only useful for the children but also to the staff, myself, and other residents in the campus. Thanks to Volkswagen Germany and the Swedish Parents Organization for giving us such great opportunities to know and learn more.
Thanks for making a big difference in our lives.
Thankyou once again for extending your help and support to the Children Home.
Alice and Children