December 24, 2010

The reason for the season...

I have been meaning to do a (cross promotion) post on one of my favourite Melbourne design companies, Zwei Interiors Architecture, for a while now. Partly because I used to work for them... but mostly because they are awesome!

Blossom cafe... come on, tell me you don't love it
Cafenatics Docklands, with Pete Salmon (Illustrator/Graphic Designer)
Seriously though, Hanna Richardson and Katherine Kemp are superheroes. Last Christmas they generously donated eye testing and glasses to the women of Thanapara Swallows, Bangladesh (our main producer), as well as a table piled 1m high full of books and stationary for Thanapara's school!  We were all blown away by the gesture. And of course... they've gone and done it all again! 
This year Zwei has given another generous Christmas donation to Thanapara, who were then able to use the money to set up a much needed diabetes program for workers, and also provide more books, stationary and other supplies for the school.

Here are some photos of the diabetes testing in action...
Dr Jahid testing blood pressure
Waiting patiently...
Bhalo co-director Shimul helping out with the testing
Waving their test results in the air! 
Mr Raihan, Executive Director at TSDS

Thanks so much Zwei... such an amazing gift!
Also thanks to our own Shimul, as well as a HUGE thanks to Dr Jahid Hossain for graciously donating his valuable expertise and his time to travel to the village to conduct the tests. All this Christmas generosity has left me feeling warm and fuzzy! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays from us at Bhalo too! 
x Jess

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