Wykład Drew Mattot’a z Peace Paper Project, podsumowujący projekt prowadzony przez tę organizację w Bombaju (Indie), w ramach którego szkolono tamtejsze kobiety jak czerpać papier z makulatury. Wykład prowadzony w języku angielskim, wstęp wolny

29.11.2018 r. (czwartek), godz. 13.00, miejsce: Czytelnia główna Biblioteki ASP w Łodzi, Centrum Nauki i Sztuki (ul. Wojska Polskiego 121)

Prezentacja technik czerpania papieru prowadzona przez Drew Matott’a z Peace Paper Project z udziałem studentów Pracowni Papieru.

30.11.2018 r. (piątek), godz. 11.00–15.00, miejsce: Pracownia Papieru ASP w Łodzi, s. 129 (ul. Wojska Polskiego 121), wstęp wolny
01.12.2018 r. (sobota), godz. 11.00–15.00, miejsce: Pracownia Papieru ASP w Łodzi, s. 129 (ul. Wojska Polskiego 121), wstep wolny

The lecture will be about Peace Paper Project's latest collaboration in India, training women in the Kalwa Slum of Mumbai to make paper from recycled waste paper.

In April 2018, Peace Paper ProjecDirector Drew Matott teamed up with Gabriel Project Mumbai and Naya Papermaking to help further develop the Naya Women's Waste-Paper Recycling Business. Gabriel Project Mumbai is an NGO caring for vulnerable children and their communities in slums and under-served rural villages of Maharashtra, India, as a grassroots response to poverty, malnutrition, ill-health hunger and child labor in India. Naya Papermaking is a new innovative, grassroots paper recycling initiative aimed at empowering women to improve their community environment in the Mumbai slum of Kalwa. 

The two organizations reached out to Peace Paper Project for help with improving the quality of their products and increase their ability to produce more paper. After much planning, Jana & Drew traveled to Mumbai, where they spent two weeks in the Kalwa Slum making improvements to the studio equipment and teaching new paper techniques. The main focus was to increase the ability to produce paper soap wrappings, hotel notepads, and handmade books. As a result of Peace Paper Projects visitation and initiatives, the women from Naya Papermaking were able to increase their daily production from 10 sheets of paper to 200. This increase has a significant impact on the lives of the women since they are paid by the sheet. 
 
The story of Peace Paper Project's collaborative visitation with Naya Papermaking one of a multifaceted international collaboration between organizations in Isreal, UK, USA, Germany and India. It is a story of embracing the challenges to overcome cultural barriers and have a profound impact on the lives of people living in the most strict poverty.