Heena Project at Children of Hope School

Pastor Ravi Pahadiya
June 25, 2020
Heena Project

"Praise the Lord!

The Heena Project is also one of the favorites for the girls.   Heena (also called Mehandi) is the traditional art of painting the hands, feet or body with a paste made from the powdered, dried leaves of the henna plant (Botanical name, Lawsonia Inermis).   It stain is usually cherry-red to brown color, but this can vary with time left on and a range of other factors.   Coffee, lemon, tea, and essential oils are sometimes added for texture, smell or to help the stain.   Mehndi is an ancient form of body art that has been practiced in the Middle East, India and parts of Africa for thousands of years.   Mehndi is the art of applying designs to the skin through the application of pastes made with henna powder on different parts of the body.   Henna was most often applied to the hands and feet.

The children have done the Heena Project before.   Only the girls have been involved in this project.   This is the most favorite project for girl children.   First they apply Heena on white paper to see how it will look.   Then they apply on the hands.

Pushpa and Ravina said, when wedding's occur in their nearby neighborhood, people called them for Heena to be applied on Bride or Bridegroom.   Pushpa and Ravina have taken charge for applying Heena on Brides and Bridegrooms.   This they learned from attending Children of Hope School.   Now this Heena project provides a seasonal income for the girl children.

Thanks for your prayers and support for the children in the Children of Hope School. "

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