'Buy clothes from exhibition to encourage acid survivors'
Five women bearing the marks of acid burns in their faces and lives made their mark in embroidery works, thanks to an initiative from Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) in association with Australian Small Scheme Human Rights Grand Fund.
These women selected from across the country received training in designing exclusive fashion wears.
The result of the three-month training and creativity of the women was a vibrant collection of clothes presented at a three-day exhibition that began at the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) office yesterday.
Organised by ASF, the exhibition was inaugurated by Australian High Commissioner Dr Justin Lee.
The quality of the designs is impressive, the high commissioner said, adding that greater things will come out of the initiative with further training.
This exhibition is an expression of the strong mentality of confident women, ASF representative Tasleema Akter said and called on everyone to purchase clothes from the exhibition to encourage the acid survivors and appreciate their skills and creativity.
She expressed the hope that these clothes would be available in popular boutiques across the country in the future.
ASF Chairperson Parvin Mahmud lauded the initiative and called on the media to highlight the contribution of the acid victims, which would help the victims realise their true potential and dreams.