Spring Brings New
Spring brings in the NEW
Here in Jaisalmer, all is radiant with Holi colors.
- To proclaim and spread the name “Merasi” with dignity
- To provide stable on-going educational programs
- To inspire progressive action by members of the community
- To build cultural bridges throughout India and across oceans
LKSS Clicks and Flick
Sitara Khan directs Merasi to Merasi a “First”
With assistance from the cameraman and longtime FAR-LKSS supporter Stephen Huyler, Nawab Khan, age 12, adeptly edited her version. Sitara’s film aims to mitigate the derogatory caste label ‘Manganiyaar’ (beggar) and bring awareness to her community.
Welcoming in the Next Generation
LKSS addresses the educational needs of more than 65 children daily, offering them access to skills they would otherwise be denied.
LKSS & Merasi School continue to be the role model that sets in place a paradigm shift. During the visit, one mother told us that her very young daughter sobs every day when the rickshaw comes to pick students up, as she it not yet old enough to go to school. This is a tangible example of the excitement generated by our school.
Education Leads the Way
Bookshop Tools for the Trade
We discovered that students getting books from their government schools were too worried to use them because they would have to pay if they damaged them. We hope these new books will become tattered with years of use. Huge thanks to the Waterbridge Outreach team for their continued support!
Your kind email and feedback is appreciated. Thanks Kathy.
FAR Request for laptops
LKSS is in need of good condition laptops for Merasi School. If you are willing to repurpose one, send us an email FolkArtsRajasthanNews@gmail.com as soon as possible.
…we are Jaisalmer Merasi (musicians).”