By Amy Mills.
On July 18, CRHP sent three representatives to the Tata Institute for Social Science (TISS) to attend their Colors of Change Student Fair. TISS is a premier institution of Social Sciences that attracts both Indian and International students. The Colors of Change Student Fair was organized by the Counseling Center for new students on campus to meet each other, learn about the Counseling Center services, and network with non-profit organizations. CRHP was honored to be one of three non-profit organizations invited to attend the event. It was great to see how many students were interested in the Jamkhed model, CRHP projects, and completing practicums at CRHP.
In addition to initiating future partnerships, CRHP was also able to successfully sell Helping Hands merchandise. The Helping Hands Project is an initiative that was established in 2010 to provide employment and skills training to vulnerable women in Jamkhed. The women make craft items using locally available materials, putting a creative twist on traditional Indian culture. The bangle coasters, made from recycled, broken bangles, are one of the most popular items. Students were especially interested in the handmade cards made with sari fabric at the fair.
CRHP is looking forward to hosting students from TISS later this year and engaging with more social sciences students from around the world in the future.
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