Blossoming Art Therapy Initiatives at Sharana

Guillaume, a trained art therapist who worked through the medium of dance joined us for an intense two weeks in the end of July. He came to us through Planete Urgence, a France-based organization which specializes in sending skilled volunteers where they are needed around the world. Sharana has close ties with Planete Urgence.

Guillaume conducted two therapy sessions daily: in the morning with the children of the day care center, and in the evening at the evening tuition centre.

Our mission in these two short weeks was twofold: to conduct regular dance therapy sessions with the children, and simultaneously to train the teachers and social workers of his methods and pedagogies to enable them to hold these sessions independently in the future. Continue reading

Thank you Vetri, for your inexhaustible supply of positivity

Vetri, who has been with us for the last 13 years, will soon be leaving Sharana.

He will be dearly missed by all us here in Sharana and the myriad
people and projects he has worked with. He will be missed most for his
infectious smile and his inexhaustible supply of positivity.

His willingness to offer help at the shortest of notice was legendary.

Vetri you shall be missed dearly. Having been with Sharana since its
inception you will be leaving a void that will be very hard to fill.

We wish you the very best in your future endeavours, never change and
keep the dynamo of positivity ever alive.

 

Sharana’s Sponsorship program featured in The Hindu Newspaper this morning

We are delighted to share with you, an article on our Sponsorship Program, printed in one of the leading newspapers in India, The HINDU, on page 2 this morning.

The article goes “away from the spotlight that shone on this year’s SSLC toppers”, instead talks about “a quiet bunch of students who overcame exceptional circumstances to make a mark in the examination.”

Please find the article on this following link:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/more-inspiring-tales-of-success-from-less-privileged-students/article6052089.ece

We are proud of our children and wish for them the brightest future.