Helping Hands for India School
Helping Hands for India is a registered charitable organization. We are committed to providing educational opportunities and to promote well being to children in India. Inspired by our teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu, a group of yoga teachers came together in 2009 to give back to the children in the area of Rishikesh, India, where we had received so many blessings. We are supported by the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh and the generosity of the Akhanda yoga family and friends.
Meet our team
Did you know that three out of ten girls in India don’t know what menstruation is at the time of their first period? It’s taboo and often shameful talking about periods, which leaves many young girls unaware of what is happening to them when menstruation starts. We came across this wonderful TED Talk by Aditi Read more about Girls, let’s talk about periods[…]
Meet Anandi, long-time student of Vishva-ji and Helping Hands Ambassador, as she shares why she got involved in our organization.
I’m passionate about using education to change the world. You have probably heard of the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In 2009 in India, when I offered to write a brochure for Vishva for the Read more about Finding joy in service[…]
Volunteer groups called DfG-Chapters around the world get together to sew washable moon cycle (menstrual) kits that are delivered in many developing countries. They have been very successful in Africa and are making their way into Asia. Days for Girls for our school girls – Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. DfG also assists micro industries, so Read more about Days for Girls for our school girls[…]
Did you know that you can follow the kids from our school by subscribing to our YouTube channel? The kids share their dreams of what they want to do when they finish school and show off their skills at exam time! Plus you can follow the progress of our classroom construction. Check it out >
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? We are evolving again and are seeking a new team member to join our board of directors, in the role of Treasurer. This is a voluntary position. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn more, please view the job description Read more about Join our team: Treasurer position available[…]
Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. We are still going strong! We’re excited to be expanding this year building two new classrooms, so we can support children up to 8th class. Our fundraising goal for 2017 is $36,000 CAD. The easiest way for you to help is to set Read more about 2017 fundraising goal[…]
Did you know that it costs approximately $100 CAD (5,000 Rupees) to send a child to school for one year? It’s so easy to set up a recurring donation online via CanadaHelps if you wish to spread out the costs monthly. “I have been involved in the Helping Hands for India charity since 2009, first as Read more about Sponsorship made easy[…]
Our fundraising goal for 2016 is $60,000 CAD. To meet the growing demand for quality education in the village of Pritamgarh, we are expanding by building two new classrooms this year to support grade 6 and 7 students. The school has been running well for almost two years now and we need your help to keep it Read more about 2016 fundraising goal[…]
As we’re looking ahead to build two new classrooms this year to support the growing demands to provide quality education to our children, we will need additional support to provide the basic needs for the children to succeed in school. Sponsor a child! We are requesting your help to provide education for all of the children at Read more about Send a child to school for only $10 a month[…]