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TF Children in France : Exchange programme with Sport dans la Ville

Since last two years TF and Sport dans la Ville (SDLV) are organising exchange programmes between deprived children of India and France. Last March 10 children from SDLV came to Kolkata on a 7 day tour to play football with our children and participate in different cultural and educational programmes. A complete report on this visit is available here: http://www.tomorrowsfoundation.org/?q=node/113. Last year two children and teacher from TF went to France to attend a summer camp organised by SDLV. This year too TF children Pooja, Surajit and Srikanta went on a 15 day summer camp organised in Lyon, France. Mr. Arpan Bhattacherjee (Project Cordinator) accompanied the children. Mr. Bhattacharjee also work a football trainer for TF children. Air France in India was kind enough to sponsor their air travel expenses.

Pooja, Surajit and Srikanta with President and Secretary of TF before leaving for France..

At the Charles de Gaulle airport, wait to catch a train to Lyon..

Before catching the train to Lyon..

Warming up exercises. The summer camp was organised at the Grillon village..

TF children got very warm welcome at Sport dans la Ville..

Ready for tree climbing exercise, most of the exercises conducted had lot of of fun element..

Pooja with her favourite thing - football. She scored a goal in every match she played there..

Ready for boat riding exercise..

TF children with founder member of TF Mr. Arup Ghosh and Director Genreal and Co-founder of Sport dans la Ville Mr. Philippe ODDOU..

Pooja with other French participants..

Pottery - Pooja got a diploma certificate in this exercise..

For the photograph..

TF children with their certificates and a friend from France - Nemo. Nemo got a diploma for being most friendly with the children from TF!

Beside the Eiffel Tower..

Picnic time in Paris with members of Calcutta de la rue à l'école..

Sight seeing in Paris..

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral with TF friend and Calcutta de la rue à l'école member Ms. Brigitte Rasse..

Back to Delhi Airport. For all these three children it was a wonderful experience. For all of them many 'first times' happened during this trip..