Chandreyi Basu (Doel) is the Asia Program Manager for Made By Survivors and is based in her hometown of Kolkata. She works very closely with the girls at the Made By Survivors / Womens Interlink Foundation Jewelry Program at Child Care Home and has had an indelible impact on their development as well as the programs. Below she shares her thoughts on the past year and what she's learned.no comment
There are times when you can really begin to see a difference in the people you are working with or trying to help. A moment when it becomes clear that you are getting through to them and that your effort just might be paying off. I experienced one of those moments last year with the girls in the Made By Survivors / Women's Interlink Foundation Jewelry program at Child Care Home and it has stuck with me ever since.2 comment
Dianna Badalament, International Jewelry Program Director for Made By Survivors, shares her thoughts on the first year of our jewelry program in Kolkata, India. Dianna studied the classical techniques of metalworking at Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City and Revere Academy of the Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, where she completed the School's Jewelry Technician Intensive Program.no comment
It's been a year since we started the Made By Survivors Jewelry Training Project in Kolkata, India (in partnership with Womens Interlink Foundation) and the success of the project has far exceeded anyone's expectations. Within the past year over 40 girls have been trained in the skill of jewelry design and manufacturing and we couldn't be more proud of their work (check it out here http://store.madebysurvivors.com/Catalog/Jewelry. Below, a few of our staff takes some time to reflect on their experiences of the past year and whats to come. More posts to come….please share!1 comment
Not surprisingly, slavery is extremely hazardous to human health and life. Many children who are trafficked into slavery do not survive to adulthood.
Sex Trafficking and Health:
For people enslaved for sexual exploitation, major health concerns include HIV/AIDS and other STDs, Tuberculosis, malnutrition and traumatic injuries such as burns and scarring resulting from physical abuse and violence.no comment