BLISS: Business and Life Skills School
BLISS aims to reduce exploitative labor and improve literacy in communities worldwide where children and youth must choose work over school to meet household needs. BLISS offers self-sustaining financial incentives by way of skills enhancement classes where students learn to create for-sale crafts, and business skills classes that encourage financial independence and entrepreneurship. In the process, BLISS promotes unique indigenous art in the form of socially conscious products, and increases children’s earning potential -- thus changing community attitudes towards the usefulness of education.
This is a very exicting time to join BLISS because we are a small team in our infant stage. Our current focus is on Pakistan, where we are changing the lives of 38 teenage Afghan refugee girls who previously provided labor at carpet looms for up to 14 hours a day.
Follow our progress on our blog: http://bagsforbliss.wordpress.com