Although with my usual delay, I finally was able to post the latest updates on the website.
Here is a teaser.
If you want to read the full the full updates, including a Travel Update please go to the website.
Baaskaa is exceptional intelligent, but needs stability and encouragement, two things I can’t give him from afar. Besides the lack of structure, I also worry about the limitations of his world. I worry that he’ll have a hard time advancing, simply because different views and new experiences are unavailable to him. When I went to shoot a feature film in Bangladesh over the summer, I brought him with me. Once in Bangladesh – and on a movie set – Baaskaa embraced everything new; he loved every minute of it. If he'd had a choice, he’d still be in Bangladesh today.
Upon returning home, he decided to repeat the driving course. I am convinced he’ll pull through this time.
He finished tenth grade in May and will complete his vocational training this coming December. If everything goes well, he’ll attend university in the fall 2014, fingers crossed.
I was a beaming, proud mom at his graduation.
Nasa turned 18, she is an independent adult now.
I scheduled my visit around her birthday so I could throw her a party. To my surprise it was her first birthday party.
Right after her birthday, we opened a bank account for her and for the first time in her life, her signature meant something and had weight. Her money is in her name now and only she can access it. No time wasted.