This month is Child Safety Protection Month. The goal of Child Safety Protection Month is to create awareness about the potential dangers children face in everyday situations and to use this new knowledge to prevent any risks.
International Child Protection Month honors the importance of each adult taking action as a protector of children through awareness, advocacy, and intervention on behalf of all young people of all abilities; empowerment of young people to take charge of their own lives as they learn, play, and grow; listening to and learning from young people and encouraging adult leadership in keeping kids safe. This month, it’s especially important decide to put safety ahead of discomfort for young people, yourself, and your loved ones!
Through fair and compassionate trade, OWP transforms communities and provides support for children and their families in places where it is needed. One of our artisan partners is a non-governmental organization called Noah’s Ark. Like the biblical story of Noah’s Ark that symbolizes the concept of saving mankind, they strive to save the art of making handicrafts and invest in the future generation.
Noah’s Ark is based in Moradabad, India. They work with over 100 artisan groups across India by offering funding for raw materials, for machines, for repairs to workshops and by helping to provide their artisans with access to clean drinking water. Noah’a Ark has also formed a partner non-profit organization that helps build schools and provide educational opportunities for the children of their artisans and other youngsters in the neediest parts of Moradabad. Noah’s artisans produce a multitude of metal crafts, carved wood, textiles, notebooks and more.
Noah’s Ark provides a great variety of recycled products: everything from jewelry, to home décor, to holiday accessories. This holiday season decorate your tree, hearth, or window with this fun set of three recycled angels. Crafted from metal cans, these unique handmade figurines show you care about the environment while adding a festive touch to your home.
This beautiful silver wire ornament set will bring about an eco-positive spirit this holiday. The set includes 6 unique designs that are made from recycled materials. What better way to promote the safety and health of children than by purchasing Christmas decorations that are traded with compassion? Give a little more this holiday season: support education and create opportunity for children in Moradabad, India.
Noah’s Ark has a great selection of products made from bicycle chains. This innovative recycling technique is used to craft this unique tea light holder. It makes a perfect Christmas gift for the bike enthusiast, environmental activist, or the person who loves unique decor.
This free-standing photo frame is handcrafted from repurposed link chains by the artisans at Kamrool Hasan’s workshop, one of many fair trade workshops sponsored by Noah’s Ark. With the purchase of this original frame you support the mission of our partners, which is to empower low income artisans to break the cycle of poverty and to preserve the cultural traditions of their crafts through commitment to Fair Trade. Celebrate Child Safety Protection Month by making a gift that supports children and saves lives!
While preparing for the Holidays, remember to also create a Child Safe Month!