Products made by women from CRS’s empowerment programme were on display at the St Paul’s Cathedral Grand Carnival on 7th November. The popular annual event held in the cathedral grounds includes produce stalls, refreshments, games and entertainment for all ages. On display at this year’s carnival were beautifully embroidered clothing, tablecloths and handkerchiefs, batik bags, crochet work, greetings cards, edible produce such as jam and sweets, and much more. All these were made by underprivileged women from Kolkata’s slums who have received skills training from CRS. On completion of their courses they can make high quality products for sale which helps to generate an income for their families.
One hundred children from across the CRS Education Centres in Kolkata were selected to attend a Mega Children’s Day Carnival on 6th November. The event was hosted by La Martinere School, a private school in central Kolkata with an extensive campus. Each child received a gift bag and food packet, as well as 250 Rupees worth of coupons to spend at the carnival, on food and games. They all had a most memorable day with the staff and children of La Martinere School making them feel really special.