The Crafting Table raises Rs. 6,700 for People for Animals
Manya and Richa from Std. 10 donated Rs. 6,700 to PFA in person. While visiting the campus, they had the privilege of seeing an Indian jackal whose rehabilitation is almost complete, and will soon be released into the wild. They also got to actually release a kite! Apart from the jungle kitten with its beautiful green eyes, they also saw “majestic barn owls, sleepy fruit bats, bashful star turtles, watchful slender lorises, and intimidating kites”. They were appalled by stories of abused snakes, and Elizabeth, the macaque monkey, who was blinded when a fruit vendor threw acid at her face.
Describing their visit, they said:
“It was a wonderful experience. We were shown around by the senior most vet, Dr. Karthik, and got to see different kinds of animals in rehabilitation, like a jackal and a jungle kitten (the kitten was adorable – it jumped up to the peephole to peer at us). We also got to touch the two snakes – a red sand boa and a ratsnake.”
Emerging more aware, and inspired to enact change, their visit to PFA was all in all a thrilling experience.
About The Crafting Table
The Crafting Table is a textile based non-profit organisation run by two 10th grade students of Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore – Manya Bharadwaj and Richa Tupe.
They handmake arts and crafts from 100% recycled or wasted materials, and sell them at exhibitions and fairs around the city. They sell textiles such as headscarves, hair ties, stoles, and decorative fabrics and coasters. These pieces of fabric were dyed during the Textiles course which is part of the High School SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work) programme.
As a charity organization, they do not take any of the money they make. The proceeds will be donated to the People for Animals organisation, Bangalore. People for Animals is a licensed organisation that acts not only as an animal shelter, but also leads initiatives such as nation-wide animal rescue programs and endangered species protection.
You may visit the blog at thecraftingtablesite.wordpress.com
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