International Women’s day is a day of celebration for all women. The women of Stree Shakti always look forward to this day. A sports day was organized for the women in this connection. As the Rain God also decided to join in for the celebration, we had to conduct the sports day indoors. The wet weather did not dampen our spirits. The participants were full of enthusiasm and competed to their utmost ability as their little kids cheered them on.
India has millions of artisans producing beautiful crafts but gaining recognition for their products is an uphill task. Few come forward to help these poor artisans and revive the dying Crafts.
One such initiative, Foster and Forge, is trying to do precisely that. Consisting of a group of young people from different walks of life, they get involved with a few craft clusters every year trying to understand their problems and providing support.
Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti is grateful to have been chosen as one such cluster to participate in their workshop interacting with every one of their panel. We are excited about the possibilities this can open up for our artisans.
We are already working on making beautiful backpacks of their design and our skill with crazy patching. We hope that this collaboration will be very fruitful helping our artisans with design and markets!