Most of the UK team travelled to India in November 2018, following their visit the previous year. We always aim to look for ways in which we can encourage and fund developments that will help us care for our children better.We need to see first hand the progress being made with your support, but also to assess the future requirements in India, and to ensure that our funded projects are achieving their aims. It is also necessary to assess first hand the requirement from the UK organisation, to ensure that future projects undertaken are the best possible, in terms of value for money and effectiveness, in providing care and opportunity for those we support, but also for the future of our partner organisation in India.Visitors and trustees visited all 3 children’s homes and had a lovely time getting to know the children. They also visited Leprosy Colonies in which we work with other agencies, and were priviledged to be puting new sandals on the feet of these lovely people and giving out the food parcels that so many of you kindly sponsor, you cannot understand what a £6 food parcel means to someone in need if you haven’t seen their smiling faces, you are giving life to them, so thank you sponsors.But it’s not all work! During the visit we were lucky to be able to see the children dance and sing for us at their homes, and on the last night, they all put on a show for us at Shanti Nivas, we also had some fireworks which the children enjoyed hugely. After a week of travelling, heat, long days, you would expect visitors to be ready to go home, but a visit like that energises and changes your life forever. You cannot fail but want to help these children and adults who are so keen to work to better themselves if they only can be given the chance, you can help us give them that chance, that leg up they so desperately want, and restore their dignity within their society.