vrijdag 7 mei 2010

Hi guys,
Every day this week I have spent the majority of the day at the centre for the girls. In the morning the girls have school and then we all eat together and in the afternoon I get the girls to work on new designs that I have been trying out. There are 5 girls, the youngest of whom is 16 and they all have stories that are remarkably similar...most are sold into prostitution by their family, people who they trusted and loved. Some of the girls were prostituted from the age of 12 and had known no other life until they were rescued. Now they have a chance to start a new life, to be educated , learn new skills and make a living. The jewlery that they make earns them the money they live off. Mala and another colleage are now starting the jewelery sales as a seperate buisiness with internet sales etc. One of the main things I have been able to contribute is to organise things and help with seeing how things can be run effectively. When i first entered the building I was overwhelmed, there were I think over 200 different designs, impossible to catalogue and have a website etc. So i have been working to create lines of jewelry, so that you could buy a necklace, bracelet and earrings all in the same range. I have been creating new designs to fill in the gaps. It has been a challenging but really good time and I am thankful to be here, to have met these girls and hear some of their stories.

2 opmerkingen:

Mirjam zei

Great to read your message about your activities! Miss you! X Mir

Anoniem zei

Ha Ali,
Wow zo te lezen kun je echt een mooie bijdrage leveren...kun je echt je talenten gebruiken!! Zo fijn!! Hoe vind je het om de verhalen van de meiden te horen? Kun je dat een beetje een plek geven in je hart?
Ik hoop dat je ook enorm kunt genieten van deze kans...dag moooi mensje van God!! liefs Jolanda