SPARK A SMILE: JEDIIIANS TEACH UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
Jediiians believe that a Design can bring a change in everyone’s lives. This Diwali the faculties and students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore initiated ‘Spark a Smile’, a collaborative effort to share happiness, skills and the joy of laughter with all those people who are so often forgotten. Keeping our ‘BE NICE’ Campaign forward, the project aimed to give these underprivileged people an opportunity to develop skills which helped them earn a regular income.
The students visited various NGO’s in Bangalore such as Need Base India, Vidyaranya, Sri Akkamahadevi Seva Samaja and Samarthanam Trust for Disabled People and taught them some simple and fun craft skills. After grasping these skills, the people in NGO created various products such as Hand-painted papers, colourful wall hangings, Vegetable printed cards and sustainable diyas. Jediiians chose to work with the recycled material to show that creativity does need too many resources. These products were created with one eye on design and one on sustainability. Later the products were sold in the market to the consumers and various other departments in the college which was given back to those people. It was as enriching experience for jediiians to bring a light of hope and smile on the less privileged people’s lives. Kudos to the combined effort of our curators and their mentors.