Help @repair (persons) to survive the lockdown | Milaap
Help @repair (persons) to survive the lockdown
4%
Raised
Rs.8,350
of Rs.2,17,156
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    Created by

    Repair Cafe Bengaluru Foundation
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Repair Cafe Bengaluru

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

Repair Cafe Bengaluru Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/Repaircafe080Bangalore/)
raised money from its training program for children, Tinker Kinder (https://www.facebook.com/events/1323321691202603/ )to help few repair persons in areas of Yeshwanthpur, Kalyan Nagar and Indiranagar with small amounts ranging from 5000/- to Rs 3,000/-. But this help is required by many more around our city. Over the years, Repair Cafe Bengaluru has engaged with a network of about 40 repairpersons, who are desirous of such small help. This will enable them to wade through the harsh lockdown period and the subsequent slowdown. These repair persons are part of the collar-less un-organized sector who perform skilled works like cobblers, alteration tailors, key makers, watch repairs, bicycle repairs, electrical repairs and so on. They form part of the city support system and provide us with sustainable living by giving a second chance to our much-loved possessions before discarding to the landfill. Such odd jobs provide employment opportunities to many small entrepreneurs at no extra cost to the government. But they have been abandoned without a thought at this time of crisis. Don't let them fall through the cracks. They are skilled people and need to be nurtured the way we nurture our engineers and doctors. 
In Repair Cafe Bengaluru workshops, 495 people have walked-in so far. There they received help from more than 15 volunteers. Due to the efforts of all these people, around 1985 kilos of items were prevented from the waste heap. Repair Cafe's around the world have jointly saved 3,00,000 objects from the waste mountain.
The Hindu
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/this-bengaluru-cafe-offers-solutions-to-mend-a-broken-planet/article30367093.ece
Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/You-repair-you-conserve-at-this-cafe/articleshow/51198589.cms
Digital development debates
http://www.digital-development-debates.org/issue-17-sharing--knowledge--let-us-fix-it.html
Citizen matters
http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/repair-cafe-at-the-green-path-bengaluru
For videos, please visit our youtube channel
Repair Cafe Bengaluru
https://youtu.be/cExvMfbeXro
https://youtu.be/S60Df3zbjXI
Creative Mornings Talk: The video: https://creativemornings.com/talks/antara-mukherji-purna-sarkar/1Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskDicv41
http://homegrown.co.in/article/801142/bangalore-this-repair-cafe-helps-you-fix-items-before-you-throw-them
https://www.thebetterindia.com/56702/antara-mukherji-purna-sarkar-repair-cafe-reuse-bengaluru/
A stitch in time an illustrated book for children by Repair Cafe Bengaluru trustee
https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/49732-a-stitch-in-time?fbclid=IwAR0swN89SH8az7po9xyDsmoBFwtwPifQ7klqnGMWb2sXZbCdW5SAnCcR7yA

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