A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A STREET KID AT THE LADLI SKILL CENTRE

The world is a mirage of your own making, a reflection of everything you hold onto. It is an open space with every potential, every possibility.

Through our collaboration with The Ladli Project we have seen the results of a world that looks at 'what could be' as opposed to 'what is,' and we have seen the joy and commitment of the children that move from destitution to opportunity.

To give you an insight into all that is possible, below is a collection of photographs that capture a day in the life of the children at The Ladli Skill Centre in India.


 

This sign has been handmade by the girls at the Ladli Skill Centre.

The welcome sign is hand drawn by the girls every morning.

The Ladli Skill Centre where the girls learn handi-crafts such as beading.

Our first day at the Ladli Centre in Jaipur, making friends.

 

A 14 year old girl beautifully mastering the art of henna.

Our first step to creating your hand made jewellery boxes with their golden finger prints.

ROSIE WAS 7 YEARS OLD WHEN...  During a family trip to Calcutta, India, she experienced scenes of poverty that burnt an unforgettable image on her mind. Unbeknown to her this was to change her life... →

A feeling of unity arises as they come together in the creative process.

Proud as punch drying their golden finger prints in the sunshine.

 

The first boxes are complete alongside the raw materials to create the necklaces.

OVER MANY YEARS VISITING INDIA...  Rosie was inspired by the vitality of the culture. It manifested in a journey to source unique gems. This was just the beginning... →

One of the girls starting to use her beading skills taught at the Ladli Skill Centre.

Rosie Odette helping the girls whilst championing their brilliant talents.

Close up of the garnet necklace coming together nicely.

 
AS A MASTER JEWELLER...  working from her studio in Hatton Garden, a brand with meaning was born. Born to ignite dreams and empower women and children. Born to create luxurious collections... →

The girls elated whilst seeing their necklace finished in gold plating for the first time.

ADORNING WOMEN IN.. . the west with beautiful treasures, the brand vision is to help 100,000 women and children in the east to realise their dream and shape a positive future... →

Two of the girls feeling proud as they wear both of the necklace designs.

SHE SAW THE POTENTIAL...  For magnificent realities. To help the women and children of the East by bringing exquisite treasures to the women of the West... →

The Ladli food van that feeds 1,500 street children a day in Jaipur, India.

One of the girls enjoying her chapati to go with the delicious curry.

 

The Ladli mobile street school provides learning opportunities for kids on the streets.

Commemorating our connection and happy about the exciting times that lie ahead.

Last day pictures with the beautiful Ladli girls that made the stunning necklaces.

 
 

LADLI SUCCESS STORIES

 
 
 

Tulsi (22) joined Ladli when she and her three siblings lost their parents. Through her work she has saved money and is now completed nursing. Tulsi married a man who also brought up at I-India’s Shelter Home and now owning a small enterprise to produce biodegradable sanitary napkins.

 
 
 

Mahaveer (24) joined Ladli a number of years ago and studied tailoring. His first contact with I-India was via the street school program. He belongs to a nomadic community whose main occupation is working on construction sites or begging. Now he works full time at Ladli as a teacher/trainer for new students, his skills provide him with a regular income which supports his family. Importantly, he has his own bank account and savings program.