The Taste of Good Things – August 2014 Newsletter


Rotary Clubs celebrates Annapoorna Day with us

Annapoorna DayRotary Clubs of Juhu Beach and Bombay Airport celebrated Annapoora Day by spending quality time with our children and sharing tasty treats! Our students interacted with dedicated Rotarians Tushar Gandhi, Kevin Colaco and their teams, and look forward to their next. The visit was part of a country-wide program where Rotarians are feeding 1.2 million children to beat tackle hunger and malnutrition.

And if this wasn’t big enough, Rotarian Kevin Colaco took the trouble to write to Co-Presidents of all 135 Rotary clubs across Mumbai, inviting them to participate in the Angel Xpress cause and host centers in gardens managed by them. Here’s to many more Angel Xpress centers through the city and working with more wonderful Rotarians!






Our students beat Mumbai monsoons, hands downMumbai monsoons

Since all our centers are located in gardens, classes during monsoons become quite a challenge. Torrential rains, leaky roofs, water logging, wet slippery floors push our volunteers to cancel classes. But this time, our students turned the tables entirely! Despite persistent monsoon issues, not only did our students turn up religiously for class but we actually saw a rise in admissions. It is this dedication and love that pushes us harder to give these children all that we can.




Making a trip to the Parle G Factory

Parle G Parle G Tripbiscuits have been a favorite for years amongst all ages, the sweet fragrance of hot batches of biscuits in the area around the factory transporting most of all to our childhoods. Students from the Rotaract Club of H.R.College took our Santacruz children to get a firsthand experience of the making and baking of the Parle G biscuits. Our students came back with a smile on their face, packets of biscuits and bundles of memories! Thank you Simran Talwar, Simoni and Purav Desai for the tasty trip.




Whitening our Smiles   Whitening our Smiles

The Inner Wheel of the Rotary Bombay Airport has tied up with us to render all kinds of services for our kids across centers. This month, they started by whitening our children’s smiles with a dental camp for our Juhu center at Tilak Udyan, a garden managed by the Rotary Club of Bombay Airport. They also gifted the students smart Puma shoes! Thank you Himadri Lathia and friends for your generosity





Will you help us open our next centre?

We’re looking to spread our wings in Powai and Colaba. If you want to lead our cause in these areas, all you need is a garden with a shade close to a slum or a vernacular medium municipal school and equally close to a service oriented community.

For those who love to teach and like the idea of imparting life skills while teaching English to underprivileged children: we are hiring teachers for remedial English classes to be conducted in vernacular medium municipal schools (BMC). Please send your CVs to with ‘job sought – preferred area’ mentioned in subject-line.