Category Archives: Messages from India

Clowns at Isai Ma(i)yam

Clowns at Isai Ma(i)yam

Two clowns came to the children’s home and to the Ananda Day Care in May 2014. The clowns come from the Global Clowning Foundation, these clowns especially visit developing countries. They love to bring happiness and lightness to the places where it is needed most, like in slums, hospitals, and projects like Isai Ma(i)yam. With their merriness they hope the children can forget their problems, pain and sorrow for a little while and can just laugh a lot. It was really a big success, the children loved it!

Summer camp

Summer camp

In the summer of 2012 we organized a two-week summer camp for the children from Auroville’s neighboring villages. About 100 children came daily. We taught them music and dancing and ended by organizing a performance in which they could show their talents. We also took the children on a day trip to Pogoland where they… Continue Reading

Report from a volunteer

Report from a volunteer

Rosaline de Vetten: ‘Every time those happy faces make me warm inside’ “Beginning of September 2012 – the time had finally arrived. Just having finished my college at 19 years I stepped into the airplane to Pondicherry. Ready to have a fantastic time as volunteer in the Isai Ma(i)yam children’s home. And those were really… Continue Reading

The Gaya House is finished

The Gaya House is finished

In 2010 we started building the Gaya House with the financial help of our founder Ivar Jenten. Except for some sanitary modifications the house is finished. Since last summer our children stay at the Gaya House every weekend. This residence is across from the Gayatri Art House where the children are taught dancing and music.… Continue Reading

Isai Ma(i)yam Music band makes a big hit

Isai Ma(i)yam Music band makes a big hit

Recently a beautiful male and female singer joined our music band. The band is frequently being asked to play at (temple) festivals and marriages. On 28 and 29 January the music band gave two wonderful performances at a festival in Chitambaram, three hours drive from Pondicherry. On average the band gives a performance in the… Continue Reading