Wednesday, 2 September 2009

The Kelti Project

As well as making beautiful jewellery from gemstones and 18 carat gold, stallholder Shirley Barker also sells adorable toys.

I absolutey love the retro lounge suite, with matching old school tv!

The shower door really opens, and the toilet lid lifts up and down - who wouldn't want these in their dollhouse? I want them in my real house.

These wooden toys are handmade by a gentleman in Mooroolbark, and all money raised goes to support the Kelti Project, a charity that has two centres in India; in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan and Jehangirpuri, Delhi.

The Kelti Project began 10 years ago, and funds are used to enable underpriviledged women to learn work skills, improving the quality of their families' lives. The Project is open to all religions and is managed in India by the Sisters of the Destitute and priests of the Jesuit Order.

The Bhiwadi centre focuses mainly on tailoring and embroidery, with classes in basic literacy art, dance and music. The centre in Jehangirpuri also runs classes in hairdressing and computer skills. Both centres offer free childcare, to enable wpomen to attend classes.

It's only 116 until Christmas, and I'm sure this helicopter would look pretty spiffy in a lucky someone's Christmas stocking.

All toys available exclusively at Ivanhoe Makers Market.

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