Buddies at the Sunday Shop
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Children gather in the performance space. The music teacher will play the harmonium for the dance performance.
After a little practice, everybody has fun with the new dance move.
Children study intently as Linda teaches them a ballet dance move.
Vatsalya founder Jaimala Gupta helps keep time as Linda dances for the children.
A student teaches an Indian dance step to Linda.
Ankle bells punctuate the performance when the dancers stomp their feet.
A precisely synchronized dance performance.
Students, staff, volunteers, and visitors meditate and pray at sunset.
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Being out in the country, Udayan has room for athletic fields and play areas.
The campus health clinic relies in part on donations of drugs and other supplies.
The campus includes a health clinic where children receive regular checkups from Dr. Rajesh Gupta.
Mimi, a visitor from New York, makes a couple of new friends. She now sponsors a child.
Each week at the Sunday Shop, children bring credits they've earned during the week and “buy” goods. Vatsalya created this basic economic system to teach children how to earn, save, budget, and spend money.
Getting to know the children.
German volunteer Lisa leads children to their dormitory at the end of the day.
Lisa, a volunteer from Germany, with a cup of chai late in the afternoon.
Students help take care of the livestock that provide the campus with dairy products.
In her office, Jaimala describes how Vatsalya rehabilitates street children.
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