My name is Lola and I have been at the foundation for 3 months now. I am from England and I have come to the foundation as an intern and I am doing a Work Placement here. Since I’ve been here I have been teaching English classes to the Kindergarten Teachers and Women in the workshop. These classes are a way for them to speak English and increase their confidence. It is also a time for the women to be together without having to work, just have some fun and learn some English.
My main project whilst being here is painting a mural in the garden which represents the environmental values and ideas of the foundation. I study Environment and Media studies, so I am using my knowledge on environmental communication to make a strong piece of art that will stand in the garden of the foundation. Here are some photographs of the work in progress…
Measuring the wall
Whitewashing the wall
Sketching the outline and setting up the composition
I hope that I can get the painting done before the opening of the cafe, which will be on the 28th of February, so people can come have a yummy delicious organic meal with vegetable from the garden with a cup of Masala Dud Chiya and appreciate a (hopefully) nice work of art !