Bimla Mamgain, one of our older and more experienced workers, has taken charge of this new center, having become the second trainer.
I come from Loch Ness which is in the north of Scotland and is famous for its legendary monster which I caught a glimpse of when I was at school. This is my first trip to India so everything’s a bit new to me right now.
I studied Textile Design for 4 years in the UK, after I graduated I worked for my University’s Student Union for 2 years after being in the same place for so long I needed a big change.
I had looked at the Monsoon Accesorize Trust’s projects before and decided that volunteering my time for one of the charities they worked with was the next step for me. The Monsoon Accesorize Trust supports some amazing charities and it was hard for me to narrow it down and pick the best one for me, after some research I decided that Stree Shakti in the village of Purkal was what I was looking for. With the beautiful green surroundings of the Himalayas and the ethos behind the work they did I jumped at the opportunity and now only a few months later, I am here.
Stree Shakti has a relaxed but hardworking atmosphere and I am enjoying getting stuck into designing for the 2014/15 collection, I have also started working on boosting the projects online presence. Everyone here is very welcoming and I feel so at home even though I am thousands of miles away from Scotland. Katie xx
Of course if you want to know more about us or having any enquiries then please give us a call, or better yet why not come and visit us?!
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