Art, Design and Screen Printing
The CMCT art section provides employment for 2 gifted artists from impoverished backgrounds. These talented men create exquisite hand painted greeting cards; craft work cards; and pipal leaf cards. All cards are made entirely by hand. For example, for the pipal leaf cards this includes preparing and processing the green peepal leaf from its raw state to its final format on which intricate designs are hand painted or hand crafted using straw. All proceeds from the distribution of these cards helps pay the artists' salaries and support other ministries at CMCT.
The Screen and Textile Printing units at CMCT were established in 1990 & 1997 respectively to provide men and teenage boys from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to obtain valuable skills and be gainfully employed. Skilled staff at CMCT provide on the job training in all aspects of screen and textile printing. On the successful completion of the training the trainees are offered fulltime employment at the printing units. This paves a way for a more productive future.
All stationery requirements for CMCT’s official use such as Letterheads, Envelops, Visiting Cards and Greeting Cards, and all printing requirements for its 26 ministries, is printed through the screen printing unit. In addition orders are taken from local businesses, institutions, and industries.
The Textile printing unit supports the Handicraft department by printing high quality handicraft materials such as aprons, tea towels, tea cosy designs, doll faces and any other designs as required by the handicraft department. The women from the handicraft department then complete the printed products with embroidery, cross-stitch, or patchwork and the finished products are distributed locally and internationally.
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