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Lien, Touring and Baby Sarah’s Home

Lien who won the second prize in a Belgian tour contest

Lien Nullens from Belgium has won the second prize in a contest written out by Touring, a Belgian organization. Lien and myself have drafted a mini-project letting the inmates of BSH make photographs of each other and their environment. The photos will be bundled in a photo-album (for sale) and the best ones will be printed as postcards to be sold in Belgium with the help of Oxfam and UNICEF.

Lien has come along with her parents (mother a social worker, father a photographer) and has already visited BSH yesterday. Today – New Year’s Day – the family is enjoying Pondicherry and Aurobeach. Tomorrow, Saturday, they’ll be on their way again (by bus) to the orphanage to see how their project has to be shaped to make sense to both the orphans and the mentally challenged children over there.

We wish Lien a successful project and eagerly await the outcome!

Camille/AMAIDI

Note: the opening of an open air exhibition of the results: http://amaidifoundation.ning.com/photo/albums/baby-sarahs-home

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Laura @ Madurai with NGO EXIST

Laura having a South-Indian dinner at Madurai

Laura having a South-Indian dinner at Madurai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since a few weeks Laura Quist, AMAIDI Volunteer from the Netherlands, is working at EXIST, a grassroots NGO in Madurai, who is working for the betterment of women in and around Madurai city. EXIST mainly focuses durable development of women through Self Help Group formation, education and livelihood training.

Livelihood training - tailoring section

Livelihood training - tailoring section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura’s task is to identify training needs related to entrepreneurship, leadership, awareness, marketing etc of women in and outside women’s SHG’s; to design a training plan and –strategy along with EXIST’ staff; to undertake a viability study of several forms of micro enterprise; and to identify and promote suitable micro enterprises amongst women.

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