Nai Disha - New Direction
In my heart · Nai Disha
Pernille lost her heart to India more than 30 years ago. With a wish to give just a little bit back to the country that has given Madam Stoltz so much, we have been supporting the Nai Disha project in New Delhi since 2010, with more than 450 children and their families under its wings. Nai Disha means new direction in Hindi. At the Nai Disha Learning Center children and young adults from the slum areas of New Delhi are offered free general education. Acknowledging that some of the most valuable lessons in life are learning basic skills, such as hand wash and hygienic disease prevention, the Nai Disha Project also offers health education. In 2015 Madam Stoltz started a partnership with the mothers of the children. They create beautiful handcrafted items for our collections and are thereby given a place for social life as well as earning the funds to run their homes. It is a social investment in the families that provide them with both dignity and independence.