MWR goes back to India

IMG_0013_Flying_OSIn 2006 I made a promise to a very special group of girls in India that I would be back.

After a very long absence, much longer than I anticipated, I returned back in October 2012.

This time, I took my 17 year old nephew (Max) in tow, giving him a life altering experience. Together we took another 150 pounds of art supplies generously donated by friends, family and co-workers, and spent some amazing time rekindling old friendships, and starting a few new ones.
Max and I organize all the donations prior to leaving for India.

Max and I organize all the donations prior to leaving for India.

October 2012 - the girls in one of our daily art projects.

October 2012 – the girls in one of our daily art projects.

More fun projects!

More fun projects!

Some of our bead projects outside in the warm sun.

Some of our bead projects outside in the warm sun.

 

A photo of Sheetal and I from 2006, when she was a teeny - tiny thing, to now when she is 5 inches  taller then me!

A photo of Sheetal and I from 2006, when she was a teeny – tiny thing, to now when she is 5 inches taller then me!

Max doing some drawings with the girls

Max doing some drawings with the girls

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The girls making some very creative picture frames for themselves, as well as gifts for their friends.

Sheela giving me a lift!

Sheela giving me a lift!

Rekindling old friendships with my sweet Pinki!

Rekindling old friendships with my sweet Pinki!

We also travelled to Varanasi and did a bit of volunteer work there with a local organization.

We also travelled to Varanasi and did a bit of volunteer work there with a local organization.