A day in the life at Ladli
The world is a mirror of your own making. It is a reflection of you. It is an open space with every potential and every possibility to create something incredible.
Through my collaboration with The Ladli Project I have seen the results of a world that looks at 'what could be' and 'what we could do' as opposed to 'what is,' and I have seen the joy and commitment of the children that move from destitution to opportunity.
To give you an insight into all that is possible and the amazing work that Ladli continues to do, below is a collection of photographs that capture a day in the life of the children at The Ladli Skill Centre in India.
This sign has been handmade by the girls at the Ladli Skill Centre.
The welcome sign is hand drawn by the girls every morning.
The Ladli Skill Centre where the girls learn handi-crafts such as beading.
Our first day at the Ladli Centre in Jaipur, making friends.
A 14 year old girl beautifully mastering the art of henna.
Our first step to creating your hand made jewellery boxes with their golden finger prints.
A feeling of unity arises as they come together in the creative process.
Proud as punch drying their golden finger prints in the sunshine.
The first boxes are complete alongside the raw materials to create the necklaces.
One of the girls starting to use her beading skills taught at the Ladli Skill Centre.
Rosie Odette helping the girls whilst championing their brilliant talents.
Close up of the garnet necklace coming together nicely.
The girls elated whilst seeing their necklace finished in gold plating for the first time.
Two of the girls feeling proud as they wear both of the necklace designs.
The Ladli food van that feeds 1,500 street children a day in Jaipur, India.
One of the girls enjoying her chapati to go with the delicious curry.
The Ladli mobile street school provides learning opportunities for kids on the streets.
Commemorating our connection and happy about the exciting times that lie ahead.
Last day pictures with the beautiful Ladli girls that made the stunning necklaces.
LADLI SUCCESS STORIES
Tulsi (22) joined Ladli when she and her three siblings lost their parents. Through her work she has saved money and is now completed nursing. Tulsi married a man who also brought up at I-India’s Shelter Home and now owning a small enterprise to produce biodegradable sanitary napkins.
Mahaveer (24) joined Ladli a number of years ago and studied tailoring. His first contact with I-India was via the street school program. He belongs to a nomadic community whose main occupation is working on construction sites or begging. Now he works full time at Ladli as a teacher/trainer for new students, his skills provide him with a regular income which supports his family. Importantly, he has his own bank account and savings program.