DAR indian grandparents !
kisses to dadu and didas !
very chic !
it was a while crocodile
since we mooched yar !
wub u didas !
grandparents roc !
THEN STRAIGHT TO PIYALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS I HAVE EVER MET !!
hehe !!! hey sweetiessssssss !!!!!!
and my girls in piyali!!!!! :D these girls truly, are the most beautiful intelligent young women that i have ever met. I'm so happy to see them enjoying the new school building. The first time I went to the school, the girls were studying in a building that was like a hut!!
And this is da tee that I designed for People Tree to help raise awarness of the School! :D
And a donation will go to the school! :D
I also visited a Fair Trade work shop in Calcutta called Silence !!!
These guys are so sweet, most of them are death or can't talk - the work shop trains them to learn
skills, like candle making so they have a job and are not on the streets with no work! yay! :D
Wax ! :P
And wood work too! :P
Hehe, I stayed at my grand parents house,, this is one of my mummy's early painting she did, in their living rooms.
heheheee, thanks mummy for writing Piyali in my notebook ! :D
I also visited the Sasha work shop in Brindaban, another long drive outside of Calcutta. yar . These dudes are trained to do silk printing, with organic ink! :D
hehe! Meet one of my new sponsors, Mansura who is 5 years old! She is such a cutie HUH!! hehe, the school took the girls to see Cinderella as a treat because they didn't miss one day of school for the whole year!! :D Was so much fun! :D
And here is
Payal 5 !!!!!! isn't she a cutie!!!!!!!!!! :D I am so happy ! that I am so sad, i miss them so much :( that I need to go back soon..
I am so proud to be half indian. It is one of the most incredible places that I have ever been too - the people, the food - the sense of humour! And the love!!! That I want to do everything that I can do, to make sure girls are educated and boys, to stop all the crazy nasty things that happen... yar!
Thank you so much Didas and Dadu for spoiling me, and Shobita for cutting my mango's! :P
Every time I go to Calcutta I get truly spoilt :D Calcutta = Coolest place in the world.
Thank you to Kirstine Perderson who is the head teacher of the school. Deepa Willingham who founded the school and PACEUNIVEVRSAL.COM !!
And all of the lovely teachers who teach the girls everyday!
Also Safia at
People Tree, so being so passionate about ORGANIC FAIR TRADE IN FASHION!!!!!!!!
And teaching me about the importance of making sure everyone in the fashion food chain gets paid fairly !!! JUST LIKE COFFEE GUYS!!!! Fair Trade Coffee yar !!!!
Check out this film that I made at the school last year ::
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