Monday, November 29, 2010

A Garden in Shigar from Mahera Omar on Vimeo.
(2010) Nusrat, Khezran, Zakia, Asiya and Sajida are five young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan. As interns with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP), their project is to landscape the Abruzzi secondary school’s garden in the village of Sainkhor, Shigar, Baltistan. Tahereh, their guide and mentor, has come all the way from Los Angeles, California, to teach the women the principles of design and landscaping. In learning these skills to transform a rubble strewn field into a one-of-a-kind teaching garden, these women sow the seeds for their own transformation.

1 comment:

Ari said...

Howcome I did not see this earlier T.?

KUDOS and hope the Hunza river being blocked is not going to hamper the work there in terms of materials etc.
Besides - have been so busy volunteering at the hospital during the XMAS break - totally forgot about your B'day1 Salgirah Mubarak and may the coming year lead you further and closer to achieving your cherished goals! We are so very proud of what you guys are doing there.