School girls craft a change

wo tenth standard students have opened a crafting business to save wildlife. Manya Bharadwaj and Richa Pupe, students with Mallya Aditi International School,

Published: 08th February 2017 10:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2017 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

Two class 10 students, Richa Pupe (left) and Manya Bharadwaj, run a business to save wildlife

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Two tenth standard students have opened a crafting business to save wildlife. Manya Bharadwaj and Richa Pupe, students with Mallya Aditi International School, started the Crafting Table around October last year. 


“We are very passionate about animal welfare,” says Manya, “and we thought we could start a company to fund such projects”.

They make cards, hair ties, stoles, book marks and other small articles from waste material and “anything that lies around the house”.

The two had their first sale this January 2, sold 60 to 70 articles and raised nearly `7,000 from it. “We donated it to People for Animals because we want animals to be rehabilitated and released into the wild,” says Manya. PFA’s communications officer Savitha N says that the money went into feeding the nearly 200 inmates for two days. 


PfA received a distress call regarding a snake encounter at a residence near Dodaladmara. The informer who happened to be a co-founder of The Crafting Table learnt about PfA’s work, after the snake’s successful rescue, and was keen to donate the proceeds of the recent sale. 

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