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Sometimes it takes a village ♥


One of the things that struck me the most in India, is the strong sense of community in the villages. Their neighbours are practically family to them. Reminds me of my own neigbours in Singapore. I could spend the day at their place, and them at mine. And I loved that. It was an open door policy. Each household we walked into and visited was so warm, and so welcoming towards us. To be honest.. it almost felt like we were celebrities haha. I don't think I've ever felt greater joy than spending time with the children in the villages. Some of them are students enrolled in our school too! So it was awesome to see familiar faces. They were all so lively, so cheerful.. and they had that innocence to them that is just so pure.

There was an instance when one of the staff from the school left his daughter with one of the children, and he just knew that she'd take good care of her. Completely different from the North American mindset eh? At the end of our visit, he asked where she was.. and that girl came running back with his child in her arms, and passed her to her dad. This just reminded me of this quote by Anthony D'Angelo: Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. I guess that's why it works there. They all care for one another like family. And let me tell you.. it's a beautiful thing.

Every encounter in India took me to new heights with how I feel about this country. And this is one of them. Hopefully these photographs show you why :)

P.S If any of you guys want to sponsor a child, hit me up! I've seen first hand how it has benefited these children, and I believe that each child should be given the opportunity for an education. It's only $25/month. It'd be awesome if you were a part of this too! Feel free to email or tweet me! XOXO

































7 comments:

Popcorn said...

awww the children are adorable. I just love how happy everyone seems. It makes privileged people who don't appreciate their lives look so bad.

Lisa Marshall said...

I really loved this post as your images capture a happiness and a contentment in their eyes, despite all that they might face in everyday life. Thank you so much. I am a new follower. Take care.

Lisa x

Tessa Tham said...

@Popcorn
Def. They're such bundles of joy. So contagious. I love being around them :)

@Lisa
Thank YOU! :)

Yu Jie said...

Hey love your photos and sharing:) Totally capture the essence of India and why I love this country too:)

Diana Huynh said...

I love your photos! They capture a such a joyful story.

do you use any filters on them?

Tessa Tham said...

@Diana
Thanks girl :) For these ones I just edited them in photoshop!

Taby Cheng said...

Tessa! These photos are amazing.

 

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