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    Weʼve raised £170 to to assist young girls who are from marginalised communities in rural Rajasthan to learn how to sew, embroider and give them a life skill.

    Funded on Thursday, 2nd May 2019

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    For the past 5 years I have travelled to this small village in rural Rajasthan in India. The 70 or so girls I teach in India come from very poor village communities, some are orphaned, handicapped or from scheduled castes formerly called 'untouchables'. They have very little opportunity at the Government Boarding school to create anything for themselves. All that they learn they learn by rote, subjects that will be of little benefit to them when they return to their villages, at 14 or younger, to their pre-arranged marriages and to work on the land. The money I raise will be used solely to get materials for them to use, whether its buttons, bows, beads or needles and to give them an outlet for both their creativity as well as a chance to make something for themselves and give their worlds a little chink of light. As with every year I will produce a book of the year for the school to keep, and a copy of each of their photo's for each of the girls.

    I sincerely hope you can all help in some small way, even if its just foregoing a couple of cappucinos...a little really goes a long way....the price of a coffee in the UK would mean 10 skeins of embroidery thread!!!

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      8

      • Donna Cosford

        Donna Cosford

        Feb 14, 2019

        Hope it’s another fab trip

        £20.00

      • Susan Orchard

        Susan Orchard

        Feb 5, 2019

        Have a great trip. Look forward to seeing you when you get back

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 1, 2019

        A little something

      • Reba Yuille

        Reba Yuille

        Feb 1, 2019

        £10.00

      • Gabi Bolton

        Gabi Bolton

        Feb 1, 2019

        Keep up the good work!

        £20.00

      • Kate Lawton

        Kate Lawton

        Jan 25, 2019

        Have a great trip - look forward to seeing the results of all your hard work!

        £20.00

      • Kay

        Kay

        Jan 14, 2019

        £30.00

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