PROJECT WHY's VOLUNTEERS
You are simply the best!
Nolwenn-- From the very beginning
Nolwenn was with Project WHY from the very beginning. She participated in every activity with passion and concern. She was part of the Children Centre from its very inception and tendered to its beginnings with great care. She loved the children and believed in them. Nolwenn left us to get married and lives in Delhi with her husband Danny. She will always remain a part of Project WHY. We wish her happiness and peace.Jacqueline-- A frenchwoman who taught english
Jacqueline was our first volunteer. She designed the content of our first English classes and then spent 6 months coming and teaching the children. Jacqueline became an active part of the project and her insight into the children and their families was of immense help in our nascent stage. Jacqueline now lives in Tours, France.
Pauline, Jeanne and Aude--- The french trio
Pauline and her friends came to India for a holiday as Pauline's father was posted here. They decided to spend one month at Project WHY. During their stay with us they participated in all activities, from painting the little centre building, to helping with a tiny new born, to engaging the children in a multitude of activities. They are now all back in France.
Chanaly-- From the land of the khmer
A young French girl of Cambodian origin, Chanaly volunteered with the project for 4 weeks. A statistician, she was a great help in tabulating some of our achievements. Her stay was cut short due to the war in Afghanistan.
Sophie-- She saved a child
A nurse by profession, Sophie has helped us with all our small medical problems. Thanks to her we were able to avoid Utpal, a third degree burnt toddler, having to visit a far away government hospital for his dressings. Utpal today has bounced back, thanks to Sophie's love and care.
Maya--A Doctor to be
At an age when young girls spend summer holidays sunbathing or dancing, Maya decided to come and be with us at Project WHY despite the scorching summer. Her smile and lovely disposition made her a favourite of all. Maya has now joined medical school. We at Project WHY know she will make a great doctor!
Helene was the first lady from the Francophone Ladies group to come and see us at Project WHY. Since then she has been a great support. Her talent with a camera has frozen many an important moment of our project. Her support during our first fund raiser was unparalleled and her continued support has brought us many a volunteer and she remains one of our staunchest supporters.
Isabelle is also a regular volunteer with the project. A physiotherapist, she is a valuable asset to the physically challenged children.
Marie Christine is an economist and has been a great help in fund raising, budget and proposal writing and an excellent ambassador for Project WHY. And one of its most loved supporters.
Stone--Out of Africa
Stone, a young law student from Uganda, came to the Project in November 2000 and left us in December 2002. Initially a teacher, Stone became an inherent part of the project and the community. From tending to Manu and washing his soiled linen, to feeding a young mother who had delivered a child, from caring for an old sick woman to dealing with an alcoholic man who had just beaten his wife, Stone was always there. His high voltage energy could be felt in all the activities he spearheaded. When he left the whole street cried. Today some children do not want to come to class till Stone sir comes back. Stone has gone back to Uganda where he works on an Aids programme. We wish him luck!
Annabelle -- Belgian lady
Annabelle was a young Belgian girl of 16 who had come to spend 6 months in India to work for a social cause. She came to project WHY in February 2001 and left in May 2001. Annabelle became every child's friend, elder sister and confidante. In spite of her halting English she could communicate with all, big or small. She helped with our nutrition and hygiene programme and also started a literacy class for young women. She is now studying to be nurse in Belgium.
Charty -- From england she came
Charty, a young English girl came to the project and taught for a few months. She now works for an NGO in Delhi.
Claude -- A great resource person
Claude came to the centre in May 2002 and has been a regular volunteer coming twice a week working with the older girls. Her interactive sessions which often happen in unusual locations are moments of great fun and learning. Claude has also been a great resource person bringing us books, medicines and clothes.
Mylene -- A die hard supporter
Mylene is an early childhood specialist and child psychologist. She has been actively involved with a ll the infants and has spearheaded our crèche and early childhood programmes. A regular volunteer she comes twice a week and works with children teaching them pre-literacy skills.
Hugo -- Football fan
Hugo volunteered with Project WHY for one month. He fulfilled every task with great precision and commitment. From compiling complex data to organising fun filled football matches Hugo did it all! We wish him luck in his future endeavours.
Ghislaine -- Countess with aheart
Ghislaine is a dynamic, faithful and ever-present part of Project WHY, always there when needed.
The French ladies--From the francophone group
The Francophone group was introduced to us during the planning of our first big fund raiser. An Evening in Paris was organised by Catherine de Montferrand one of our patrons and supporters. Most of the delicious quiches and other goodies were made by ladies of this group. On the night of February 23rd 2002, it is these ladies and their husbands who helped at the Brasserie and the Bar and did everything possible to make the evening a resounding success.
Aline, a post graduate student from France spent 2 months in the summer of 2002 working on a project with us. She ran an extremely interesting workshop for the early childhood and crèche workers. She has now resumed her studies in France.
Mahamaya and Kanika -- Two great girls
After finishing their BA in Psychology, these two young girls decided to take a sabbatical year to do volunteer work. They come in thrice a week and work with the early education programme of the Lohar camp. They are both lovely girls, and we hope life gives them what they seek.