I don’t know what it is that makes children’s refuges so magical.

Maybe its the warm welcome you feel straight away as you walk thru the doors.

Or the personal tour of the refuge, led by 20 hyperactive kids so proud to show you what they call home.

It definitely has something to do with the unity and love you feel between the kids. As if they realise the situation and are mature enough to treat one another as a real brother or sister, or maybe the family vibe just comes naturally.

I’m sure it is a mixture of these and so much more, but it’s when you hear the stories of the children, that’s when you realise the true magic that has taken place in their lives.

You see it’s obvious. No grommet deserves to suffer, unfortunately a lot do. Kids have no control over their situation, they’re simply born into a lifestyle that their parents or guardians lead.

As you sit down and learn the heartbreaking stories you’re served with a big slice of humble pie. The experience effects everyone differently, but the ultimate realisation is that we are extremely lucky to live the life we do. Like that doesn’t hit home hard enough, you’ll peek your head around the corner at the refuge and find the cutest little tacker smiling at you as if to say “Its all good”.

Today the Surfing 28 States crew escaped the craziness of central Delhi and spent some time at Asha Mission, a refuge caring for 32 little legends.

After all the dramas we’ve had over the last few weeks the visit was exactly what we needed. A simple reminder that…

“It’s all good”.



Asha Mission is one of the 7 charities that we are teaming up with throughout our 3 month journey of India.

All money donated will be split evenly amongst the 7. Check out the page HERE


2 responses

  1. jana q

    i died reading this post. just living to tell you about it now. so happy you’re there. i’ll be following along via the web! thanks you guys…take care of my little babes…

    October 7, 2010 at 3:31 AM

    • Thanks so much for introducing us to Asha Mission Jana. Such amazing times. We’re heading back tomorrow to see the kiddies! Namaste!

      October 7, 2010 at 4:47 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s