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MESH Design Studio Activities in 2009

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Planned Activity OneExecuted in 1st QuarterExecuted in 2nd QuarterExecuted in 3rd QuarterExecuted in 4th Quarter
Short Workshops Conduct 3 skill enhancement/organisation development workshops per year for up to ten people for 5-7 days.Kiran Swa Sahayta Samuah Self Help Groupworkshop in Champa leprosy colony developing new embroidery techniques for photo album covers. Vizianagaram Meena Paper Group three day visit to develop the albumsSJM Mangalore MESH Textile designer conducted a week-long workshop focusing on screen printing and batikLittle Flower Leprosy Colony Natural dye workshop conducted by MESH Design studio weaver in Bihar. Anantham group Training in using a raat for sisal rope making conducted in the studio for group members.Anand Crafts tatting group attending the studio once a week for four weeks to work on new ways to use tatting for product development. Tarak Nath Roy stone carver on exposure to studio. Helen Keller Two wood carvers worked in the studio developing new small products

Tarak Nath Roy and Wood Carvers from Helen Keller Group in MESH Design Studio
Tarak Nath Roy and Wood Carvers from Helen Keller Group in MESH Design Studio


Planned Activity TwoExecuted in 1st QuarterExecuted in 2nd QuarterExecuted in 3rd QuarterExecuted in 4th Quarter
Conduct 6 programmes for 2 people for up to 30 days developing specific products (multi media).PHTRC weaving workshop in using new yarns - wool and chennile. Care Kashmir Embroidery workshop. Bethany Leprosy Colony- weavers & Narikuravargal - bead workers - Two workshops conducted simultaneously in South India.Divya - a mentally challenged woman provided in-house training in hand-painting greeting cards.. . .Narikuravargal - Exposure visit S. Indian beading group to Dharamshala bead makers N. India

Krupa and Esther, Bethany Leprosy Colony Weavers
Krupa and Esther, Bethany Leprosy Colony Weavers




Planned Activity ThreeExecuted in 1st QuarterExecuted in 2nd QuarterExecuted in 3rd Quarter Executed in 4th Quarter
Sell the concept to potential paying clients (other NGO's in production and commercial buyers). .Designer conducted a one day paid design workshop for ASHA in Rajasthan Rs. 10,000. Designer conducted a week-long paid workshop in our studio for Arunim members on woodcraft. Rs. 19,500. .. .


Planned Activity FourExecuted in 1st QuarterExecuted in 2nd QuarterExecuted in 3rd QuarterExecuted in 4th Quarter
Conduct a design show every yearMESH Design studio prepared MESH’s first soft product catalogue which was taken to Europe and North America. ( PDF File 127 pages)....Prepared a much larger soft MESH Catalogue launched November 14th 2009 at MESH Fair Trade Show 2009 (PDF file 185 pages)