Neki ki Deewar or The Wall of Kindness was set up near the La Martiniere Girls College gate back in 2016, to connect people in need with those who have the means and the heart to help. The project encourages the people of the city to donate their old clothes, linen, toys, vessels, etc in huge bins that have been set up near the college gate.
The collected items are then sorted by a team of teachers from the school. Next, the items are washed, and put on display for the underprivileged, so they can take what they need. Neki ki Deewar is not just for the people who are a part of the college but is open to anyone in need.
Some of the clothes collected are damaged beyond repair and therefore they are sent to ‘Sakhi’, a subsidiary of Neki Ki Deewar, which has been adopted by the PALS club of the College.
‘Sakhi’ which literally translates to ‘Friend’ in Hindi is a project conceived to not only recycle the damaged clothes donated to Neki Ki Deewar but to also employ and empower women and make them self sufficient. It operates from within the college premises and already has two female employees, who through their creativity and sewing skills transform waste material into beautiful and appealing artefacts. These items bear a tag of La Martiniere Girls College, and are available for sale at the various fetes and events organised by the school.
CONTRIBUTED BY ANUSHKA GAUTAM
Student of Class X at La Martiniere Girls College