Their creative genius was then assembled into beautiful rakhis and put on sale to raise funds for teaching resources for Mitr’s spoken English and life skills classes for the children of construction workers.
The participants enthusiastically offered to sell the rakhis they made and eagerly went door-to-door, making their sales. They received an overwhelming response, and a demand for more. As a result, a second session was held on the 1st of August, 2014, and needless to say, these rakhis too were soon sold out.
The children who participated in this activity included Aarzoo Shaikh, Aayan Shaikh, Anurag Mirpuri, Karman Wahan, Kausar Shaikh, Lisa Marie Eates, Mikhail Gaikwad, Sania Mascarenhas, Sarah, Simar Wahan, Tara Vinod, Urvi Khanwalkar, Yohaan Mascarenhas, Zaki Dawrey and Zarah Fernandes. The kids were really excited with the concept. Sania even worked on her own, between sessions, to make over twenty five rakhis that were well appreciated.
Thanks to all who helped with the sale of these rakhis and all who supported the cause by choosing our rakhis over the commercially available ones. Your support has encouraged us to do more under this programme!