“It’s raining cats and dogs” in Mumbai since yesterday. Mumbai has stranded, people cannot reach offices and schools closed.
The government had announced that citizens should not go out of home unless absolutely necessary. So, Mumbai is relaxing from its busy life, so for some its movie time or for others it’s luxury to just sip a coffee in the balcony.
What do some amazing women of Bal Asha Trust do when they have children to take care and when they are in different parts of the city. They need to reach the children . They live anything between 2 kms – 50 kms away from the children’s home.
These care takers are responsible for taking care of children. They take care of them, feed, clean and give them a warm loving hug.
One of the worried women that day was Mrs. Akkatai Kamble. She had to reach Bal Asha as she was incharge of child Mary’s routine for her duty. Mary had gone through a major heart surgery a few months. Mary is doing well, but is still very weak. She needs personal attention with lots of love and care.
Determined to reach in Bal Asha as she also knew with city flooded other colleagues will also find difficult to reach the home.
She took a train from the suburbs only to realize that the train had stopped midway as the station ahead was flooded. The crowd started jumping on the rail tracks so they could walk to the nearest station. She did the same. After coming out of the station she was able to take a bus for a few kilometres. She again found herself in the flood water as the bus could not proceed any further… She walked rest of the distance.
As you can see in the photo she has a beautiful smile on her face holding Mary. Bal Asha Trust has these committed women who take care of children 24 x 7.
The team of Bal Asha Trust has found itself in many such conditions or situations biggest floods in July 2005 or even the terrorist attacks 26/11, but they have always kept the children first before their own comfort or safety.
These are strong “Pillars of Bal Asha Trust”. As the main focus of our team is to be family for all those children who have none.
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