Crossover I – A Bamboo Workshop For The Differently Abled
Date: September 18, 2014 Organizer: CGBMT, Bangalore
A workshop for Awareness building about Bamboo sector and providing livelihood security and entrepreneurship development for the under privileged and the specially-abled. The main objective was to introduce the craft of bamboo products that can have a market value and empower these people to earn a livelihood. With the same intent, CGBMT and MGIRED tied up with NGOs like Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Samarthanam, Spastic Society of Karnataka, etc who could take advantage of this opportunity. There were around 25 participants for the workshop. They learnt to make different bamboo products like agarbattis (incense sticks), jewellery, candle holders, bangles, etc. The workshop helped them to express themselves and realize their potential.