THE VILULA TEA GARDEN was a little tea room in my memories...ladies wearing white gloves and pretty hats; soft and mended old linens on the tables; and heirloom roses in crystal vases....lovely.

March 2, 2010

The Learning Tea

Our friend, TK, Katrell Christie, has a wonderful website you all need to visit... TK is the owner of a delightful little shop in Atlanta, GA, called Doctor Bombay's Underwater Tea Party. She sells tea, of course, as well as her home-made soups, sandwiches and desserts. On a visit to India in 2009, she found herself wanting to help the children she met in an orphanage and elementary school in Darjeeling, world famous for it's tea gardens and exquisite teas. These children face a future of sexual exploitation, forced labor, and child trafficking without the chance for a higher education. Young girls are forced into prostitution in the area, or even transported to work in brothels in other regions of India when they leave the orphanages at age 16 or 17. With a university education, these girls have a chance to leave their dire circumstances behind. Young boys face a terrible life as well...visit her website to see the breathtaking photos of her journey...we all want to help "our own" at home, but this opens your eyes to the fact that our poorest have a better chance than these poor children. They are so grateful for any tiny thing and are so grateful for the chance to go to a school without even a toilet on the premises. As one who works in a school all day as a school nurse, I can tell you that we have much to be thankful for....

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