There is no end to the resourcefulness of the Ama Ghar children – they really prove the point that children don’t need expensive toys to be entertained.
For example, someone found some donated clothespins and foam in the supply room – and suddenly it was Animal Art Day – which became Animal and Monsters Day… As you can see in the photos, scraps of foam and tiny clothespins can become fearsome creatures with a little imagination.
Then the children watched the fantastic movie “Queen of Katwe” and were inspired to take up chess. The first Ama Ghar Chess Championship was organized by Aruneema and Bhupi, our chess experts. Of course, Championships mean prizes, and the children are very competitive.
Our youngest child, Badi, won his first match, so we suspect the “no help from the gallery” rule wasn’t in place… but everyone got involved and even those who didn’t play chess before are now vying for their place at the chess table.