Our institute is a School of art providing art and design education, social service, health awareness among women and children at Sagar Taluk,Karnataka

About Us

Mother Theresa Craft & Training Institute

Mother Theresa Craft & Training Institute, a school of art, design and technology was founded in 1997 by Mariya Leema with the objective of providing art and design education, social service, health awareness among women and children at villages of Sagara. Here we provide hands-on experience that seeks to equip students with a thorough understanding of materials, technologies, skills and concepts along with exposure to the diversity of Indian culture. Training and outreach programs are conducted at the grass-root level with artisans, self-help groups and non-governmental organizations. And our institute has been involved in reviving the craft of embroidery, kundan, zardozi, painting ceramic, soft toys making and several such interventions geared towards the development of crafts.

Our focus areas

An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society

Mission & Vision


To bring art and design educational institutions of higher learning to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange in research, and practice, forming a community that leads by design and promotes the role of designers and artists in creating sustainable and humane futures for all.


For knowledge exchange and best practices and a committed advocate for the positive role of designers and artists in shaping a better world.

Our Activities

Embroidery Training Class


Training in tailoring, embroidery, tie and die and block printing are provided to help women earn a livelihood and support themselves and their families.


Volunteer with us for making a difference in somebody's life and also it is a good opportunity for you to give back to the society. For more information, mail us at mariyaleema@gmail.com

Get in touch

Mailing Address

Neharu Nagar, Sagara - 577401 Shivamogga

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