Lt. Dangle via Crowdrise
July 14, 2010
Gurmukh Khalsa wrote - (SHE'S MY YOGA TEACHER AND FRIEND)
Ramana’s Garden India was founded by a dedicated and forceful American woman, Prabhavati Dwabha, 18 years ago as a result of her spiritual practice on the banks of the River Ganga. Prabhavati’s heart overflowed with compassion for the numerous homeless, destitute, and abused children she met there, and she decided to make those children her life’s work. On a shoestring budget, she has for years provided a growing number of children with education, nourishment, and a future where they had little or no hope. Through her guidance and perseverance, Ramana’s Garden India has also instituted programs to educate local villages in practices of proper sanitation, safe drinking water, general health care, as well as support for the advancement of Indian women through vocational skills.
Today, a dozen years after opening its doors, Ramana’s Garden India is home to 67 resident children, many of whom have lost both parents. There are an additional 185 children from nearby impoverished families, many with a single parent, who come into school each day. Twelve paid professional teachers lead a solid curriculum of core classes, including Math, Science, English, Hindi, and the arts.
Please give what you can. Money goes a long way in India and these children need your help. Please help us fundraise by passing this on to your friends and family.
Please check out www.sayyesnow.org if you would like to go and volunteer at Ramana's Garden.