Tuesday, May 15, 2007
While I travel in the US I am carrying the very first handicraft products developed by the children I teach at Shikshamitra in Kolkata.
In order to launch this afterschool skills training program, which will offer exposure to underpriviledged students who want to expand their vocation possibilities, we are asking for a donation of $5 or more. You will receive an eco-friendly handloom, hand-decorated tote bag made as the first sale-able product by the older children participating in our Learn & Earn Project (the Moon Group) or a set of handstitched coasters handstitched by the Sun Group, who are the younger students.
The children are developing stitching and design skills with CLOTH as the theme. Everyone is very excited about the new program and looking forward to feedback I bring back with me. We had our first sales to well wishers in Montana.
Please be in touch by email if you would like to make a donation or support us somehow from where you are.
BIG THANKS GO OUT TO:
* Margo, Jocie and Chase Baker
* Julie Dozier and the Staff of Batesville Family Practice
* Sarah and Jennifer in Bozeman, Montana -- our first sale!
* Leslie in Memphis
* Tony in SFran, who gave us a digital camera so we can try out some photography classes at Shikshamitra too
Enjoy your products and send us a photo if possible!