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
It’s been a busy few months to end 2017 at our school. Sansar Gyaan Pathshala, which means ‘World Knowledge Lessons’ is the name of our eco-friendly school. We have almost 300 children, from Kindergarten to grade 8, coming every day. Here’s some highlights from November and December 2017: The students have completed their bi-annual exams and so Read more about News from the school December 2017[…]
A local Ottawa high school is holding sewing classes where students can learn valuable skills while giving back to the community. They are providing reusable menstrual kits for young women in need as part of the Days for Girls program. The Ottawa chapter was key in collaborating with us at Helping Hands to bring the Read more about Days for Girls Ottawa Sewing Classes[…]
Did you know you can set up your own personal page and help raise funds for your favourite charity through CanadaHelps? It’s a great way to encourage your friends and family to get involved in a cause close to your heart, such as Helping Hands. Step 1: Go to CanadaHelps and select ‘Fundraise’ . Login Read more about Create your personal fundraising page in minutes[…]
This summer, an idea came to light, via a TED Talk by Aditi Gupta, to break down the taboo and shame that many girls live with around menstruation. We decided to expand our program of distributing moon cycle kits to include an education program, with the help of Menstrupedia comic books. Two of our board members, Read more about Girls, we’re talking about periods[…]
Meet Elizabeth, who joined the Helping Hands team this year in the role of Director and Secretary. Elizabeth is responsible for taking minutes and preparing and maintaining the official documents needed for the operations of Helping Hands for India. Elizabeth and Danielle (Dristhi) visited the Helping Hands school this September to distribute moon cycle kits and Read more about Meet Elizabeth[…]
Danielle and Elizabeth, two of our Helping Hands board members, recently visited the school and got everyone involved in some fun and games!
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[…]