Left Handers Clubs | Who and Where They Are
Throughout this left handed journey with my husband, we've learned a lot about different tools and resources available for lefties. We've always know about school supplies, but kitchen utensils, gardening supplies and sewing tools are new to us. We found those things at Leftys Left Handed. I'm always thrilled to find new items for my lefty hubby. One great thing that we were unaware of is that there are Left Handers Clubs. There are actually two that we found that are spreading awareness and are heavily engaged in the community. Left Handers Club UK and Indian Left Hander Club.
This appears to be a very huge organization and is based in the UK. The UK seems to be one of the more prominent places that actively engages in left handed education and community events. Here's the Left Handers Club's history per their site:
"We started The Left Handers Club back in 1990 in response to requests from customers to produce a newsletter and campaign on behalf of left-handers to get more products made and raise awareness of the issues facing left-handers – particularly left-handed children in school. Our newsletters cover a wide range of topics to do with being left-handed including:
1. Latest research and reports on left-handedness
2. Our own surveys and anlysis
3. Latest product information and explanations of left-handed items plus member discounts and offers
4. Highlighting the things left-handers do differently
5. Picking up on language, customs and myths about left-handers
We try our best to entertain members as well as providing useful and interesting information and resources."
This Left Handers club appears to be very involved in the community as well and was founded by a husband and wife team, Mr. Sandeip Vishnoi and Mrs. Rashmi Vishnoi. Per their about us page, their whole family is left handed, which is really cool! They are very passionate about spreading awareness. They decided to form this group of left handed people wherein they can share their views, emotions, feelings and good work which can be attained by the world.
Here's their story:
"Society forms a very important part of our life. We believe that we are responsible for the instances and incidents in our life. But it stands as a fact that the society forms a person and imparts all the values in him. India is the second largest populated country of the world with a population of more than 125 billion people with a majority of right-handed people. According to a survey about 10–12 % of the population is left-handed. With reference to this survey; more than 10 crore of the Indian Population should be left-handed. In spite of that much large existence; this special community is still untouched and till date has not been privileged with a Social Platform. The left-handed people also need a society to evolve with their own identity out of this right handed world. We also need a community where we can distinguish and identify ourselves. With this noble thought we have come forward with a nationwide network connecting this unique, genius and extraordinary part of the population. Even in the 21st Century there are many social stigmas, beliefs and superstitions against the left handed people. A common man born with this specialty of using a left hand has to face numerous challenges in his day-to-day life. But it is a fact that God has made this right brain dominating people with extra ordinary talent and intellect. Many of them are geniuses today. We welcome you in the Indian Left Hander Club; the first of its kind for all the left-hander brothers and sisters. It is a place, a network where you can share and exchange all your love, emotions, happiness, ideas, thoughts and experiences with each other."
Interested in joining this club? You can join here:
Join the Indian Left Hander Club!
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