CRHP has just started a new campaign to raise money for their Adolescents Boys Program. Amanda and I shot the video about the Adolescent Boys Program that is featured in the Campaign and we know first hand what great work CRHP is doing.
To find out more about this campaign or donate money please visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shaping-a-brighter-future-adolescent-boys-campaign
Every evening there is a massive gathering of noisy crows that arrive here at the campus of CRHP. The truth is they are pretty annoying with all of their noise and droppings but that does not mean they are the only birds around. Yesterday morning I took my camera to breakfast and on the way back I saw quit a few very interesting species in a matter of 30 to 45 minutes. On top of the 4 shown below I also saw an interesting hawk, a few common back yard birds and of course a few too many crows.
This is not a New Years post even though it lands on New Years day but it is related to time. In 1991 I visited India and CRHP as a student for my first time. During that trip we were lucky enough to see a local potter making bowls on an amazing wheel made of cow dung, mud, grass and wood that was put on a spike in the ground and spun by hand. The weight of the wheel kept it spinning long enough for the potter to make a few bowls and then spin it again. Since I have been interested in pottery for many years I really enjoyed watching this man working and I always wanted to try out throwing a pot on wheel like his.
As luck would have it, yesterday we were shooting b-roll for the video about the Adolescent Boys Program here at CRHP when we found another potter working on one of these wheels.
CRHP goes out of their way to make Christmas a real event for the local community. They give gifts to all the staff, VHW’s, children from the preschool and more. There are two grand feasts, skits and plays, a sports day and fireworks.
Thanks CRHP, the great work you do never ends! Happy Xmas.