Anand Vidyalaya – Week 2
When you look at these 2 things – A foam sheet used for painting & an empty carton, what comes to your mind? Junk? garbage?
Well I think of infinite possibilities.. and thank you all for trusting my instincts and wholeheartedly donating all the junk from your homes & offices. There were a few of you who donated sequins, satin ribbons, glue, box cartons – NAN boxes, Cerelac, Kellogs ..Thank you! we used it all.
The foam sheets turned into teddy bears for the younger kids [ 1st standard to 5th ]
The bigger kids used the cereal cartons and some newspapers to make carry bags. We used cello tapes to secure the newspaper , the golden ribbons donated to form the handles & some crepe ribbons were used to make flowers. All stuff was donated.
Since we had only 25 cartons, we had the other half bunch do some free hand drawing.. I demonstrated some madhubani style drawing to them and then left them to create their own masterpieces.
A closeup of their art work
Next time I’m planning to have them color plastic & glass bottles and make vases / pen stands, A few can decorate OLD cds and the younger kids can make something from Ice cream sticks. The main thing is that we need stuff donated in bulk. The complete list is here
We need more OLD CDs, bottles 1 ltr or smaller ( transparent), cello tapes & crepe papers.
Ps: We have more than enough pencils, rubbers & sharpeners thanks to all the donations so far! 🙂
@swati – we need them 🙂 Will need them continuously end of aug / sept.
Shruthi- You are super talented!!Awesome work..
Hi Shruti ..is the drive still on ..even I collected a 6-8 ceralac/lactogen boxes , few cds etc for you ..not yet been able to get them to you. May be coming weekend. Not sure if you still need them.
cool ..could you please email/sms me your address ..I will make sure to drop them to your place asap.
Loved them all Shruti. Great thing u r dng 🙂
Giving them time is the best of things and when u spend such quality time with them, it is like the icing on the cake. Gud luck 🙂
Thats some amazing work dear..you are doing a very good contribution towards society, we all need to take inspiration from you..
Love it all. The carry bags are super as are the fish. Wish I could courier stuff from here.
Wow…Really amazing work from waste material!!!
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too good…teddy remind me of my schooldays art class ….making sponge dolls !!!!
Awesome. What a brilliant work you are doing Shruti. All the best for coming classes.
These Kids have really done some amazing work there.
Shruti, totally awesome 🙂
@sands – Thank you. 🙂 these kids really inspire me.
@prisha – thanks for the kind words. They sure are talented.
@Shama – Yes exactly! I did it in school too 🙂
@swaram – You are my first inspiration. Hugs.
@zelya – Thank you. 🙂
@arushi – yes. I’m trying to restrict materials to as low cost as possible.
@Om- Your love and support is what I need most! 🙂 so thank you for the encouragement.
@Lavina – No big deal ya! I feel useful that’s all. the other volunteers and the kids are the real heroes.
@swati. waiting to see the princess in person.
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Wow that’s really nice – quite fabulous in fact! Great way to use your talent to inspire and support these young ones. Kudos to you.
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Awesome work.. yet again!! Best wishes Shruti 🙂
Wow,..I am amazed,,,