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We have shared with you how the girls of Life Skills Empowerment project (from all our batches), made the emotional gifts of magnet butterflies for our donors and members from Spain. We also shared with you how we received such lovely responses from them when they received these pretty gifts. Today we want to tell you about how we had a special closing ceremony for the girls who made the gift and for this, our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) partner in Mumbai, Courtyard Marriott also participated in the same with some additional gifts (in addition to ones we had for them already) for all the girls who participated in this activity of making the butterflies.

About 20 girls had volunteered to participate in this activity and all of them received notebooks and other gifts as a token of appreciation of their hard work that they put into creating these magnets. The event was a fun affair with all of them sharing their experiences of learning this new craft, how much fun they had interacting with girls of other LSE batches and how much they enjoyed seeing the butterflies take shape; after all they created all the butterflies from scratch.

“I am from the first batch of LSE. This project has helped me open up and come out of my shell and today”, said Prerna. “This activity was a lot of fun and I met so many other girls and enjoyed this activity. LSE has taught me the important soft skills and it is helping me in my course in college now”, said Saim, and all others shared similar positive responses with all those at the event. And such testimonials continued till the gifting session began, which was done by our Founder & General Director, Jaume Sanllorente, before the end of the event, which included a party segment with loads of dancing!

For this event, we wish to thank Courtyard Marriott for their support. We also want to thank all the girls for taking out time to make the butterflies, after their busy days of schools and other classes. Also, we want to thank Lucia, our collaborator for volunteering her time towards Mumbai Smiles and for executing this activity with her ideas, creativity and conducting the workshop to make these gifts, without whose support, this activity wouldn’t have taken any shape at all! Thanks all!!

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