Arts Training for 50 Orphaned Youth in Daru

Aminata works on her wax design
Aminata works on her wax design

Hello Everyone,

We'd like to give you an update on our programming in Daru!  Although we are still quite far from our fundraising goal, we have moved forward with our program and have just completed the third two-week interval of our intensive training programs in batik and screen-printing.  Our girls in the batik programming have completed three of four units in batik wax design, tie-and-dye (birds-eye, checker, and rainbow styles), waxed broom patterns, and waxed landscape design.  Our screen-printing students have learned to make block-letters and designs for t-shirt and banner printing, as well as designs for table cloth production.  We have also rented space in the local market for our students to sell their wares.  Thanks for your ongoing support!  Please consider a monthly recurring donation as we work towards meeting our fundraising goals and purchasing graduation supply kits for our students!

Baindu holds her birds-eye tied fabric
Baindu holds her birds-eye tied fabric

On Monday, we began our first two-week interval of intensive training for orphaned and abandoned youth in Daru.  Our batik students have received their own small stoves for melting wax, their first three yards of blank fabric, their own set of rubber gloves, and four different powdered dyes for the course.  Our screen-printing students have each received their own frame, four colors of permanent fabric paint, four blank t-shirts, and two yards of silk for screening for the course.

Attached you'll find the syllabus for our first two weeks of batik training.  We still need to raise $4,950 to reach our goal, complete our programming, and provide our students with the graduation supply kits that will help prepare them for their new careers in the arts.  Please share our project, and invite your friends and family to join us as partners in our work.  Thank you so much for your continued support, and we look forward to sharing more news and pictures with you at the end of this month!


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Project Leader

Sarah Geller

San Francisco, CA United States

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