Posted by: Janet | May 25, 2009

Paper Bags

Dublin May Photos 071  Paper bag made from old newspapers

I made several purchases today in the gift shop at Airfield – our local neighbourhood urban farm.  My modest purchases were presented to me in a most attractive paper bag made from recycled Indian newspapers.   The main objective of the NGO making these newspapers is to provide education and shelter to street children.  According to the little tag attached to the bag, the organization was started in 2004 by street children who wanted to give something back in return for the opportunities which had allowed them to escape desperate circumstances.  These elder children now married with children of their own, generate an income by making newspaper bags and jute items.  This allows them to take care of 13 street children that they have saved from the street’s surrounding Delhi train station.  Support for this project means that these children can enjoy going to school and playing, rather than pulling rickshows, shoe polishing, rag picking and worse.   Check out this website to find out more.

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