Newsletter – April 2014

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Baby’s Day Out

The tiny tots of the Creative Handicrafts balwadis were taken for an excursion to Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali on the 13st of
December 2013. Their first visit to the National Park was marked with joy and excitement. The open space to run and play was a happy
change from their otherwise crowded locality. The outing was combined with competitive sports events and prizes. They participated in simple races and throw ball games. All the children were gifted Tiffin boxes. The highlight of the day was the trip on the mini train, “Vani Rani”. Their books came alive and they saw the many different animals that they normally only read about. The day ended with a healthy lunch and a safe trip back home.

 

Sports Day at Balvikas Kendra

130 children of the Bal vikas Kendra (Child Development Centre) participated in a Sports day event that was organized on 21st December,
2013. The children were divided into four groups according to their age. The little ones tried to balance and walk as fast as possible in the
Marble & Spoon Race while others jumped the furthest in the Frog race. Slightly older children participated in the Potato race and Sack race. Prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners. The excitement, joy and fun that all the children had, was the best reward and memory that everyone took home at the end of the day.

 

Celebrating Teamwork

The production and preparation of the Monoprix order saw a combined effort and teamwork from the staff and women alike. It is
an annual stressful event filled with a lot of passion. The mood in Creative is upbeat during this event because everyone knows how important this is to all of at Creative. We thank Monoprix, France for its loyal support to the cause of Economic empowerment of
women year after year. A fellowship lunch was held on the 22nd of February 2014 to celebrate the team effort and the successful on time
dispatch of the order.

 

Fair Trade Workshop

On the 21st and 22nd of February, A workshop on ‘Promoting Fair Trade in India’ was held at Creative Handicrafts in Andheri. The participants were Ms. Shymala, Ms. Roopa Mehta, Mr. Mathew John, Mr. Pradeep from Ants, Mr. Rudi Dalvai, Mr. Johny Joseph and Mr. Vitoon Ruenglert from Greennet Thailand. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Vinita. While acknowledging the need to increase the visibility of Fair Trade in India the participants also observed that there exists a vast scope to market and sell Fair Trade Products in the Indian market. Measures must be taken to tap this at the earliest. A decision was taken to put forth the recommendations derived from the workshop to FTF India.

 

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