Hope and Evolution
World Aids Day Handmade Bead 'Ribbons'
The Subiksham- which means blessing in Sandscript- Workshop was started to provide teenage HIV positive girls living at Jeeva Nivas in southern India, the opportunity to participate in a creative project and to earn some funds for educational classes.
At the Subiksham Workshop, the girls gather in their free time to make necklaces and bracelets which are then sold in India and abroad. The incoming funds are set aside in an educational fund for the girls and can only be accessed for educational purposes like university studies, computer classes, tailoring classes, ar
t classes, etc. This fosters a sense of responsibility in the girls to invest in their own future. The workshop also enables the girls to experiment with their creativity and make their own designs.