How can elderly be involved with Aji’s?
We have received many messages asking how one can involve their parents and grandparents with Aji’s. So we thought we’d lay it out for you in this post.
Aji’s mission is to empower the elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge. Here are 3 ways to get involved:
Make and sell products with Aji’s: If your parent or grandparent is 58 years and above and is a maker i.e. has the skills to make any product herself or himself, you can sign them up here. You can learn about our makers like Juju Ratna Tamrakar (70 yrs), Champa Devi Tuladhar (76 yrs), and Ram Maya Maharjan (66 yrs) here and the products they make here. Currently we are focused only on non-food products but that may change in the future.
Join the #AskAnAji Council: #AskAnAji campaign is designed to foster inter-generational exchange and to share and preserve the knowledge and wisdom of the elderly. Anyone, anywhere in the world can ask any question with #AskAnAji and we collect answers from the council members and post it online for everyone to read. Here are some examples of recent posts. You can sign them up to be #AskAnAji council members here.
Contribute to Aji’s blog: Through Aji’s blog we showcase and preserve the stories, experiences and perspectives of the elderly. The elderly can share their perspectives themselves like Shiro Moktan has done with the article ‘Seen it all, done it all, heard it all’ or the children and grandchildren can contribute lifestories or profiles of their parents and grandparents like Bibiana Vasquez has done through ‘My aji, mi abuela Gabriela, our most valuable treasure’. If you have an article that you would like to contribute, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all #MadeByElderly.