It was so much fun the members, children and staff had when Adrienne and Aaron stayed and became one of them in both homes. The children received good support with English; while there were art and craft for both children, members and staff which was very stimulating. Adrienne treated all with lunch … [Read more...] about Adrienne brought us a Magician!
We celebrated Rabindra Jayanti at Bhalobasha today. It was a super programme that began with a surprise dance starring Tara and Ramrati, Soma and the female staff of Bhalobasha!! Thanks to Cholis Theke Ashi, a local women's group, for joining us and for bringing Soumen Mukherjee who sang … [Read more...] about Rabindra Jayanti at Bhalobasha
The children at Madhubati celebrated Rabindra Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, India's biggest literary figure. … [Read more...] about Rabindra Jayanti at Madhubati
Radhika Singh visited both homes on Bengali New Year. Now an active member and well-wisher of FOKE, she wrote this lovely blog on her day with us. Thank you Radhika for such a beautiful writeup and for the love and care that you extend to all of us! बुढापा बहुधा बचपन का पुनरागमन हुआ … [Read more...] about The Homecoming
Bengali New Year was celebrated with great grandeur this year. In Charunibash it was simple where children sang, danced and recited for the members. In Bhalobasha a musical band called 'Abohobikar' headed by Sunny Mukherjee stole the show with selected Hindi and Bengali songs! Sunny had … [Read more...] about Celebrating Bengali New Year 1425!
Melbondhon Trust once again visited Charu Nibash on 11th March to celebrate the Holi festival with songs, dance and lunch. We thank Rina Deb the President for her active and energetic involvement and performance to make the day so happening. FOKE was happy to receive their gifts of exercise books, … [Read more...] about Melbondhon Trust celebrates Holi at Madhubati
Holi the most joyous festival!! So much fun and laughter! children danced and sang adding more to the day!!!! ! … [Read more...] about Holi Celebrations at Bhalobasha
Our long awaited Staff Appreciation Day on 22nd February 2018,was so much enjoyable this year! 16 staff and 8 friends/committee members made it so wholesome! Food, games, discussions, sharing ideas, gifts, prizes and being emotional made the day worthwhile. A special session on making the … [Read more...] about Staff Appreciation Day
Bhalobasha follow up school organized a similar sports programme but in a minor scale as the space is small. However it was still enjoyable specially when the elderly members where throwing the balls in the basket. There was a unique game for the parents too!! And off course there was prizes for … [Read more...] about Bhalobasha Sports Day
Saraswati puja in both homes were celebrated by the students and members. The beauty of our old age homes is that every festival and occasion is celebrated in the homes which makes them very special. Auden and his wife Petra visited us from Norway to experience the mix of the old and the young … [Read more...] about Saraswati Puja
Once again with the arrival of Sean and Lorraine we celebrated the joy of the new year in both homes. Normally Sean is the Santa each year and with his landing in Kolkata Christmas begins for us !! However he missed visiting us last year before Christmas so we took every opportunity to relive the … [Read more...] about Sean & Lorraine
Christmas was a joyous occasion in both homes. As always, it was wonderful to see the old and young sharing the occasion. The kids performed the nativity play and the audience was made up of our members, the teachers, students and parents. The children helped to serve lunch for the members. … [Read more...] about Christmas celebrations