For those of you that are new to our work, here is some background info on Made By Survivors and on our Jewelry Centers in Calcutta, Mumbai and, coming soon – Darjeeling.no comment
Friday October 28th
Diwali celebrations still continue throughout the city. Every night people head to their roof tops or out into the street to set off an impressive display of fireworks. The city is truly a site to behold when everyone is lighting up the night sky with sparklers and fireworks worthy of a July 4th celebration in America. The festival season is winding down which means cool temperatures will soon follow.
Sunday October 30thno comment
Team India updates from the field in Kolkata.
Monday October 24th 2011
Today we start hosting a researcher named Tanya that is here to evaluate the Jewelry Training program and other Income Generation Projects that we help manage to help determine how effective they are and, potentially, how we can make them better. Tanya will be conducting a one on one interview with the local staff and the girls in the program to get an idea of how the program impacts them and if/how it has changed them.no comment
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to accompany Aloka Mitra (Founder and Chairperson of Women's Interlink Foundation) on a 3 day trip to Jalpaiguri, India to meet with officials in the area to discuss future projects and to see the site for our next jewelry center.no comment