I visited the Chavadi Orphanange, Hyderabad as part of itsohkay’s event. Kanika had planned for a few games and fun time activities with the kids. The place was well maintained and from outside, you wouldn’t realise that it’s an orphanage. The caretaker was an extremely polite person and informed us about the number of kids and the demographic spread (they were in the age group of 7-18). When we finally met the kids, I was pleasantly surprised with how well behaved the kids were. They were fun-loving but polite, naughty but disciplined. They were just as kids should be! We had a drawing event for kids to draw whatever they wanted to. And were they good! One of them drew an awesome sketch of Lord Shiva. The attention to detail, the free flowing hand, it was an amazing experience to watch him sketch it. Another kid made something similar to a charcoal painting. For someone like me, who can’t even draw a circle properly, it felt amazing seeing these kids’ fantastic creations. This event helped us to break the ice and for me to get comfortable with the kids and vice versa. Later, I got a chance to speak to them personally, and got to know how the structure was at Chavadi. The older kids (about 17-18 years of age) would help the younger ones. They would help them with getting ready for school, their home work, with their life, how to become a good person. They took on the role of elder brother(s) for these kids. This also made them all a closed knit unit which was so clearly visible during my visit. Apart from taking care of their “younger brothers”, these 3 older ones were either in Junior college or doing their undergraduate. What they all contained was a drive. Being driven can sometimes be bad where you lose sense of good and wrong, but not here. These kids were driven, not to succeed come what may, but to be good peoples. At an age where they still couldn’t vote, they were mature enough to know what’s the right way of life. Usually, in a setup like this, you would encounter some rotten apples - bullies or kids on wrong path or depressed - who would spoil the entire cart. But not at Chavadi. All of them are good apples.