Stories of Change

the El Shaddai Blog

Anita: Pure Innocence

Eight-year-old Anita lives in House of Norma. She has been with us since 4th June 2012. Anita has two elder sisters and a younger brother who suffers from a medical condition in which he needs a blood transfusion every month. The father works as a labourer...

Adithya: Loving at 11

Adithya a cheery-faced lad and lives in the Verna House. He’s 11 years old and has been with us since 17th February 2014. But it has not always been this way for Adithya. His parents migrated to Goa with the family, in search of work. They are a family of...

Will you play too?

Anita holds up a little white card before the two little girls sitting with her. She leans forward and asks, “Can you tell me what’s this word?” Her voice is soft, her big eyes twinkling behind red-rimmed glasses. The little pony-tailed girl sitting before...

Creativity in the Streets

Excited little faces line the front rows at the Lohia ground in Margao. The children are dressed in vibrant colours. Polka dotted and multi-coloured tiered skirts mixed with traditional Indian sarees. The Lohia was where a group of freedom...

Wonder Women of Moti Dongor

The hill in the heart of Margao is home to the Collector’s Bungalow, a military supplies depot and palatial bungalows. Known as Moti Dongor, it offers panoramic views of the financial capital of Goa. A dream for the real estate industry. But a...

Staying Positive on the Pitch

The sun is beating down on the grass pitch. A group of young pre-teen girls stand in a circle. They are wearing jerseys bearing the marks of premier European football clubs – Manchester United, Everton, Liverpool. Bare feet, they work a...

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