Learn for Life
On our most recent trip to India we made a visit to the Learn for Life School in Varanasi. This non-profit organisation aims to give a non-formal education to a group of children from a very poor area. It s a charity school, which provides books, uniforms, food, health check up for children and families for free. They also recently set up a sewing school for disadvantaged local women.
The aim of this is to train up women who wouldn’t be working otherwise, to have the skills that lead them into the world of work, fair employment and most importantly getting them off the streets. We went to visit the women learning to sew, and the children in the school - and we were overwhelmed by how friendly everyone was, and obviously very happy to be there.
It was extremely inspiring to see an organisation like this. I knew straight away after visiting and meeting the amazing people that worked there and attended, that I wanted to help out in my own way. So, I will put putting £1 from every sale I make on Balulu towards the sewing school in Varanasi. The money will go towards supporting these women and helping get new equipment and better facilities for them to learn with.
There also future plans for us to collaborate as a brand with the school, and potentially having a very special collection created by these amazing women.
So please remember that now with every item you buy, not only will you be wearing super funky handmade ethical clothing, you will be supporting disadvantaged women who are learning new skills to sew, and helping them to get into employment and become wonderful seamstresses. Watch this space for more information on this, coming soon.