GIVING HER SHAKTI:
A UNIQUE IDENTITY AND CONFIDENCE
ENABLING THE GIRL CHILD TO FULFIL AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, EXPAND HER HORIZONS AND EXPERIENCE A WHOLE NEW WORLD, THEREBY GIVING HER CONFIDENCE FOR A LIFETIME
Everyone yearns for an identity - especially those nameless and faceless at the grassroots. This identity is what brings confidence. Underprivileged girls in India suffer from a host of issues from hygiene to health and lack of opportunities. What makes Sarvam Shakti special is the unique life that the girls experience. In every way they defy what it means to be both economically poor and a girl.
Professional training in performing arts, excellent remedial academic education,multiple performance stages, opportunities to board airplanes and trains, speak at conferences and on television, attend seminars and concerts, interact with people from all nationalities and walks of life - Sarvam Shakti girls are fearless with identities of their own.
MAKING SARVAM SHAKTI GIRLS
PERFORMING ARTS SKILLS WE OFFER
EMPOWERING THE GIRL CHILD'S BODY, MIND AND SOUL IS THE ANSWER TO CREATING CONFIDENT AND FEARLESS WOMEN OF TOMORROW.
Shakti is a unique grassroots project in India that makes underprivileged girls develop life skills through ancient performing arts. Each girl learns one form of classical dance or music professionally as well as yoga asanas, Sanskrit shlokas, martial dance forms and various folk dances from around the world.
The Arts, especially Classical Arts are scientifically healing. This aids their physical well-being. Complicated rhythmic patterns sharpen their brains and focus. This aids their mental health. Discipline, team work, crisis management, taking on responsibility and maintaining hygiene are skills they imbibe for life.
ENABLING SHAKTI GIRLS TO STAND ON AN EQUAL FOOTING WITH CHILDREN FROM PRIVILEGED SCHOOLS THROUGH FOCUS ON ACADEMICS TOO.
Underprivileged girls suffer from poor academic foundations and lack of funds for private tuitions. Shakti girls undergo strict academic discipline on their return from school and before their arts training.
They are taught by a network of passionate educated middle-aged and senior individuals who wish to contribute their free time meaningfully to society. The girls want to learn and they wish to study but the parents have few means and a lack of time as they work many different jobs. Their are siblings to be taken care of, household chores and societal pressures on roles for girls that usually then lead to drop-out rates or a poor sense of confidence for examinations and college admissions.
Professional remedial classes in all subjects of their study- be it Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Hindi and English go a long way in making their academic foundations stronger.
From Slum to Stage, these girls have blossomed into fine young women and talented artists!
PROVIDING EXCELLENT REMEDIAL
PROVIDING NOURISHMENT &
ENRICHING THE BODIES OF SHAKTI GIRLS THROUGH A WHOLE RANGE OF RECIPES AND MINDSET CHANGES.
Girls from poor families lack a wholesome diet that is required for cerebral functioning and energy for dance. If we want our girls to truly shine, we need to focus on the content of their food. At Shakti we are conscious of the nutritional intake of the girls.
Each day, after school, every girl is provided with a Flax Seed fortified snack, a fruit and raw vegetable juice. The juice comprises of a whole range of detoxifying ingredients like beetroot, carrot, celery, basil, gooseberry, lemon, spinach, curry leaves, moringa, parsley, turmeric, thyme, apple, mint, bottle gourd, coriander and lemon.
The limited budgets of these parents are portioned for best utilization - street food is big NO for the girls. They are off white sugar- except as a treat. Jaggery is encouraged. Aluminium pans for cooking are disposed of and steel pans provided. The mindset of entire communities and families is changing.
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AWAKEN HIDDEN POTENTIAL
FOSTERING COLLABORATION TO
Partners and audiences share some testimonials on their experience with Shakti.
PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION & SOUND ACADEMIC EDUCATION HAS NOT REACHED THE ECONOMICALLY BACKWARD SECTIONS OF SOCIETY IN INDIA.
At Sarvam Shakti, we take professional training in Classical Arts and professional remedial education to the economically marginalized girl child for free. They learn from Masters of the crafts. We recognize what will work for each child and then channelize her energies in that direction.
At Shakti, the girls are given the right platforms to showcase their talents. A diversity of exposures shapes holistic personalities and provides meaningful experiences.
IN THE MEDIA
GIRLS ARE OFTEN NEGLECTED.
ARTS ARE OFTEN SIDELINED.
ARTISTS HAVE LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES.
WE CAN CHANGE THE STATUS QUO.
Economically weaker girls in India often live a mute existence. Classical and Folk Artistes in India have limited means of earning an income. By connecting the two, we not only empower the girls, but we also empower the artist to continue this precious line of work. India has one of the richest cultural heritage in the world. Through our continuous work at Sarvam Foundation we have a vast network of artistes to help bring more art forms to more girls in need.