Here at Care Kashmir Society we have managed a small Papier-mâché training programme for our leprosy effected craft persons in November for 5 days. They learned how to make golden work on bagaldar design. We have provide training to them on small bagaldar-Easter eggs. Now day by day they are getting fine hand on these little eggs. I am sending some pictures related to the training programme which was held at our office Nala bal Nowshara, Srinagar. We have paid them Rs. 50 per had per day for 4 ladies for 5 days as honorarium.
When we came to MESH Design Studio for shawls embroidery training one of the trainees was Shameem. We are happy to report that she got married recently and Care Kashmir Society has paid his family Rs.10,000- for- buying some livelihood items. The society has also helped two ladies from same colony for 2 months crash course training in tailoring from craft design centre run by ministry of textiles Govt of India at Srinagar. Care Kashmir Society has also provided about 50 artisan identity cards to our different artisans and 8 credit cards to leprosy colony artisans/ under (artisan credit card facility- scheme from –All India Handicrafts Department Srinagar). We have also submitted 20 more applications for the credit card. We now have our own office with someone manning the phone all the time.
Sajad Ali is a disabled Papier-mâché artist who has long had a heart to work with other disabled people. This report and the poictures were sent into MESH by him.