“We’ve found babies in the train toilets, on the train tracks.”
“We’ve found babies at our doorsteps.”
“People leave babies at the hospital sometimes.”
“In Hindi, the word orphan means ‘a godless child.’ So we call this place a children’s home. Bal Bhavan (the name of the home) literally means ‘children’s palace.’ We want them to be able to call this place their own home.”
–Lashi Lall Howard–Director of Bal Bhavan Children’s Home.
We have all seen them…ads asking us to support orphaned kids. Who do you believe? Who do you support? Well, I have seen these kids CICM helps. Their workers are amazing. Your money won’t be wasted here. CICM–Central India Christian Mission supports around 4,500 children throughout India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Bal Bhavan is home to 98 children. Click CICM to help. NEWS UPDATE**Just found out another 350 kids were supported yesterday after people viewed video and photos produced by Andrew Tucciarone, Jon Sturdevant and myself. A few weeks ago 225 people stepped up to help kids too. This should be very encouraging to all photographers and workers in this field.
All Photographs copyright Gary S. Chapman
(Nikon D3s, 50mm f1.4, 1/400 sec, f1.4, ISO 2500)
(Nikon D3s, 24mm f1.4, 1/6400 sec, f1.4, ISO 200)
(Nikon D3s, 70-200mm f2.8 @85mm, 1/320 sec, f7.1, ISO 200)
(Nikon D3s, 24mm f1.4, 1/125 sec, f2.5, ISO 4000)