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Education and Health for Carpet Knotting Families


• A working group to combat child labour in the carpet industry is created.
• September: The C & F – Teppichhandel gegen Kinderarbeit e. V.
  (Carpet Trade Against Child Labour) association is founded.

• C & F is recognised as a professional association.
• August: C & F India is founded.

• The first monetary aid is transferred to India.
• November: C & F Nepal is founded. The first projects are supported in Nepal:
  the Jawalakhel Clinic and a school.
• By now C & F has 348 members, is supporting 13 projects in India, Nepal
  and Pakistan, and has over 1 million DM in financial resources.

• C & F takes over its first hospital in India (Jwala Hospital), begins to expand
  the building and acquires its own ambulance.
• C & F receives a Gold Badge of Honour from the Vetega Gilde purchasing
• C & F Pakistan is registered.

• C & F takes over operations of the open-air Amita School (India) and begins
  to construct a school building.
• C & F expands its support to all members of rug and carpet knotting families
  and gets involved with the Boudha Clinic in Kathmandu.
• Construction of a new primary school in India, Phase 1
  (Chaksikhari School).

• C & F has 780 members around the world.
• Construction of a new school in India (Haji Saheb Ali School) begins.

• C & F India hires Dr. Gupta as its full-time medical doctor. All of the children
  at C & F’s own schools now receive regular check-up exams.
• The flagship Vern School in Pakistan is completed as the first new school
  built with C & F funding and continued financing from the local community.
• The decision is made to build a new C & F Grameen School in India
  (the old one was taken over in 1997).
• August: The Chitani Talab Dispensary begins the DOTS tuberculosis
  treatment programme introduced by the public health authority
  (DOTS = Directly Observed Treatment, Short- Course).
• The Haji Saheb Ali School (India) is dedicated.

• The Semuhi School is dedicated as another new C & F school in India.
• September: C & F introduces the Women Empowerment Program (WEP)
  to educate women. At the Amita School (India) women learn how to sew and
  embroider and are taught basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

• C & F USA is registered in New York. • September: Another WEP is
  established at the Barakat School.

• Since being founded, C & F has spent 2.66 million EUR on aid and
  assistance efforts. 
• A school garden for agricultural lessons is planted at the
  Semuhi School (India).

• C & F finances 32 projects.
• November: The building for the Jawalakhel Clinic, which also houses the
  C & F Nepal office, is dedicated in Kathmandu.

• The »Förderverein C & F e. V.« sponsorship association is established as a
  charitable organisation.
• The State Department of Health Services assumes the costs for tuberculosis
  medicine and now works closely together with us. We only continue to pay
  the costs for implementing the DOTS programme.

• Taeppe Cirklen (now Linie Design) from Lynge, Denmark, teams up with its
  suppliers in India to take over the operating costs for the Chaksikhari School.
• Hill & Co. Rugs, London, assumes the operating costs for our Haji Saheb Ali
  School (India).

• Construction of the Vern Girls School in Pakistan begins.
• A new ambulance is acquired for the Jawalakhel Clinic in Kathmandu.

• The Vern Girls School is dedicated.
• September: A WEP begins at what is now the Linie Design School.

• Construction of the C & F carpetXL School in India begins.
• Talks begin with the John Lewis Foundation, London, regarding the
  construction of a high school for girls.
• Thanks to a large donation, the decision is made to install PCs at all
  C & F schools in India and to included computer classes in the curriculum.
• September: The DOTS tuberculosis treatment programme is introduced
  at the Jwala Hospital (India).
• Mr. Abdul Mabood Khan transfers a piece of land in Mowaiya, Cheelh,
  Mirzapur (India) to C & F to build another school.

• The C & F carpetXL School (India) is dedicated; a WEP course
  begins in July.
• October: A WEP is established at the Haji Saheb Ali School (India) and
  two rooms are added.
• A yoga centre is set up at the Jawalakhel Clinic / office building
  in Kathmandu.

• September: Our sixth WEP course begins at the Semuhi School (India).
• For the first time, graduates of the WEP course are given the opportunity
  to lease sewing machines for a small fee as a way to give these women
  greater independence.
• As an extra incentive, C & F places orders for them to sew school uniforms.

• Hellenic Canada is brought on board as a sponsor to cover the operating
  costs for the KVM School and the KVM Clinic (India).

• Construction of the John Lewis Foundation Girls High School
  (Chaksikhari, India) begins.
• A new ambulance is acquired in Nepal, sponsored by the
  Rotary Club Hamburg-HafenCity.
• The Haji Saheb Ali School (India) is supplied with solar energy.
• All of the children at C & F schools are to be given solar lamps.

• The John Lewis Foundation Girls High School (India) is dedicated.
• The WEP VII at B. D. Singh Public School (India) is inaugurated.
   In addition, mobile heath and eye exams are now conducted each year,
  particularly in Nepal. Annual professional development courses for teachers
  are also now offered in India.