Selling by giving

Selling by giving

“To move forward you have to give back”  Oprah Winfrey Business is changing.  If you run a business and want to survive, you need to make it socially conscious. Mother earth needs us to become aware of the impact of our actions. As yogis, we learn about...

Meet Melanie (Om Shanti)

In Melanie's words... I met Gayatri in 2009 at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre; the studio she owned in Kemptville. At the time she was preparing for her first trip to India to take part in the 300-hour YTT (Yoga Teacher Training). She came back very excited about the...

2018 fundraising goal

We are grateful for our dear friends and family of Helping Hands, who have provided much needed support over the years. Thank you! Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $38,000 CAD. The easiest way for you to help is to set up a monthly contribution through CanadaHelps....

News from the school December 2017

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...

Days for Girls Ottawa Sewing Classes

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...

Girls, we’re talking about periods

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...