Every single person who walks through the door to work with us is invaluable, each having such an impact on the organisation and the lives of the people supported by India Volunteer Care. Paula, who travelled from Spain to work with us for two months was no exception. She has accomplished so much during her time here, teaching the girls at Janani Home many new lessons and skills, such as how to care for and respect your body through the practise of meditation and yoga.
Her departure was felt by all. However, all of our staff and the girls at Janani Home made sure to throw a wonderful farewell party. The girls worked hard on their goodbye cards, featuring the kindest words and colourful characters. These will no doubt be cherished by Paula forever.
Just when it seemed that the excitement was coming to an end, the girls surprised us with a terrific dance which they had spent much time rehearsing. Their huge smiles and grins were dazzling and extremely contagious. Paula also treated us to a performance of some Spanish dancing. Some of the girls began to imitate the moves, soon stopping though to marvel at Paula, dancing with such attitude and style.
It is extremely difficult to say farewell to someone so amazing, but the party is now a precious memory for all to cherish. This perhaps is not surprising, precious memories are abundant with such a wonderful group of people. There will no doubt be many more stories to share.