He is Upaseeli’s 35 year old son. Nalaka has learned to do beautiful cross stitch over the years with Booteek and is now a part of our packaging team too! Nalaka’s growing involvement is very special to us because it marks the first steps we’re taking towards a larger goal we’ve had from the very beginning – to create sustainable lives for young adults with special needs.

CREATIVELY EMPOWERING UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN AND SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITIES IN SRI LANKA

We’ve known her from the time she was at the Chitra Lane School for the Special Child. Today, she is 29 years old and a part of the Booteek team along with her mother, Ramani. Nawkwa works on our elephant cross-stitch panels and recently started painting our up-cycled paper totes too. She loves to use the entire color pallet while painting and enjoys its interactive nature. She works best when she is surrounded by people and she is always ready for anything.