In India, 1 out of 12 girls who are born, die before their 1st birthday. By age four, 1 out of 4 are victims of sex abuse. Every day, 22 women and girls are killed by their husbands or husbands’ family after marriage.
Having a skill and a job is the FIRST step to a life of dignity. Daughters Of Tomorrow’s livelihood projects train and employ disadvantaged women in the Third World to make lovely products for sale in Singapore and internationally. Through skills acquisition and productive work, these women acquire a new sense of confidence and dignity previously denied due to socio-cultural and economic circumstances.
\o/ Yez! More bleeding-heart-socialists! We’re on a roll here!
The projects adhere to fair trade guidelines and work closely with local NGOs to make sure its beneficiaries are protected against any exploitation.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
So where’s this all leading to?? GLAD YOU ASKED!
In collaboration with Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT), MOVE Community & yours truly are having a candle-making workshop on 15 December, Sunday.
DIY A Lovely Christmas Gift
This Christmas, get your loved ones a personally handmade (i.e. made by your hands!) & hand-decorated candle gift. Made with 100% beeswax, DOT’s candles are eco-friendly and give out a natural fragrance for more than 10 hours. You will be given craft materials and guidance by workshop trainer and Founder of DOT Carrie Tan. Enjoy a creative afternoon in this season of peacelovejoy.
Register at $35 per person. Cost includes 1 x 125g candle, coffee, tea & cookie treat. $12 for each additional candle you wish to create. Proceeds go to support DOT’s livelihood programmes for underprivileged women.
Please Join Us Slugs & Slugphiles alike in this good-cause li’l workshop.
When: Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 4pm to 5.30pm
Where: Just this here li’l pied-à-terre [ map peta ]
Nearest MRT: Eunos
Sign up by filling up this little form below:
(we do not collect e-mail addresses and we will not spam you, ever. Promise.)
Or, e-mail/call Andrew Slug at firstname.lastname@example.org / 9011 3220 (Andrew Slug also knows how to use “Whatsapp” :-O )
If you are unable to attend this event, we humbly BESEECH you to support DOT by shopping at daughtersoftomorrow-shop.com , or by spreading the word.
Looking forward to your strong support in this cause ♥ ♡