Stichting Diwa


Photos brick kiln school

With the support of Stichting Diwa ten schools have now been started at brick kilns in the Punjab. The photos below give an impression of the result.

Invitation Diwa Summer Night Concert

On 12 August, in one of the most beautiful hidden gardens of Rotterdam you can hear the sound of the bansuri (bamboo flute). It is one of the oldest instruments from the rich musical tradition of India and Pakistan.

You are invited to join in.

Summer Night Concert 2011

On 12 August Diwa organises a Summer Night Concert in the lovely garden of the Swedish Church in Rotterdam. Entrance is free, but Diwa welcomes your gift to support the Brick Kiln Workers Education Project in Pakistan.

Address: Swedish Church, Parklaan 5, Rotterdam

The garden will open at 7 pm, and the concert starts at 8 pm.

Garden of the Swedish Church

Brick Kiln Workers Education Project

This year Stichting Diwa has started 10 news schools under the Brick Kiln worker Education Project in Gujranwala, Pakistan. The Schools are located on different Brick Kilns locations in the surroundings of Gujranwala.

PSTA, our partner organization, is implementing this project. Teacher selection and their training is done, and students are enrolled. PSTA has provided books to the students. Other material things such as uniforms and desks are still in process.

PSTA is busy in awareness raising meetings and forming of parents committees in the target areas, so that parents can also take responsibilities in the future.

Diwa Summer Concert

Stichting Diwa is going to organize a concert on 12 August 2011 at the beautiful garden of Swedish Church in Rotterdam. The main theme of this concert is Bansuri (flute). The flute is an important instrument in Indian/Pakistani classical music which is simply made of Bamboo. The bansuri flute plays an important role in religion as well as in stories and myths of the Indian subcontinent.

Amos Aaronson is going to play Indian Bansuri (flute) in the concert. He is an old student of Hariprasad Chaurasia, the famous bansuri-player who is teaching at the Rotterdams Conservatorium.

The purpose of this concert is fund raising for Stichting Diwa. Please come and join us to support the education of Brick Kilns children in Pakistan.

Foto's bezoek aan Pakistan

Foto's Workshop Broodbakken 2011

Diwa Workshop Bread baking

Bake a bread for the Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan

Workshop Bread Baking

Learn the art of baking bread and support the education of the children of Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan. For more info, visit the website of Stichting Diwa:
www.stichtingdiwa.nl

Video impressions Diwa Pre-Xmas Party

Party


Shahzad Ali Khan sings

Diwa Newsletter 2

Hereby you receive the second newsletter of Stichting Diwa. With this newsletter we want to keep you up to date with the activities of Stichting Diwa.

Ongoing issues and events

by Jan Dirk Schouten

Preparations for the Pre-Xmas Pakistan Party

A lot has happened since the first newsletter. In Pakistan work has been done by investigating brick kiln areas and defining places to start schools and by informing brick kiln workers about the education project. The people are very enthusiastic and are looking forward to the moment the school really will start. Shahlla visited her family in Gujranwala and also visited the brick kiln workers. More about this in this newsletter.

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