"Thank you for all your donations at the In Utero movie night! "
"Opbrengst trauma film avond....dankjewel namens alle kinderen van Deenabandhu!!!! "
Join me in supporting real change. Help us empower women and children in Mother India to build sustainable livelihoods for Yoga Gives Back in difficult COVID-19 times.
While many of us are blessed to have online classes or home practices, many women and children are struggling for their lives in India.
The situation is lopsided, more than ever. India's nation-wide lock down has caused 500 impoverished mothers of YGB's micro loans programs in rural villages of West Bengal to lose their job and daily income. They have to rebuild their economic sustainability once the country re-opens. Many of the 700 young girls under YGB's education programs are facing their family's financial pressure to drop school and get married. Nearly all of 1400 YGB's fund recipients are living on the government rationing of food for daily survival. The orphans that grow up in Deenabandhu are completely dependent on the financial donations they receive. Without that they can't survive.
Despite these enormous challenges, they are determined to regain strength and resume their path to reach their dream.
Now more than ever, they need our support.
We want to make sure YGB's programs of empowerment for women and children remain effective and strong so we can truly support their path.
Join me in starting a sustaining revolution of giving. Help a child to reach the sky! Together we can make a difference. With only a small donation we can help an orphan to survive in these circumstances! For €375 euro per year we can support an orphan in their daily needs with a place to live, food, clothes and good education.
Since I'm so grateful for the gift of yoga, that has personally transformed my life, I have set up many personal fundraisers in the past to support poor women and children in India. My biggest wish is to raise as much funding as possible to give back to the country that gave us the gift of yoga. The last two years I created a personal fundraiser for the orphans of Deenabandhu Trust around Christmas time to call upon people to give back a gift that they have received for Christmas to the orphans of Deenabandhu.
In September 2017 I went back to orphanage Deenabandhu Trust to volunteer as psychologist and yoga teacher and celebrated my birthday with all the orphans in a big yoga event that I organized that day! The fundraiser is a great success and one year later I have collected more than 10000 euro on donations through the online fundraiser and bank transfers. People from all over the world are donating and contributing to make a change in the lives of many poor children and women in India. Therefore, I will continue my mission making a difference in the lives of many Indian orphans and you can keep on donating gifts for these children to help them reach the sky!
Being a dedicated ambassador of Yoga Gives Back, I already organized many events in the last years to raise funding and awareness for the women and children in India, the country where yoga has its origins. In 2014 I decided that the time had come to really give back at the source in order to mobilize the global community by setting an example to take action instead of just donating. In India, for children, since they are the essence of existence. That was my deepest motivation to volunteer at orphanage Deenabandhu Trust. In the last years I went to volunteer here on a regular basis by supporting the orphans directly in practice (psychotherapy and yoga) and by raising funds for them to grow and develop to their full capacity. To reinforce this, I've climbed the Kilimanjaro mountain in 2015, dedicated to the orphans in Deenabandhu and raised an amount of almost 12000 euros with this. For me, planting a seed on the top of the world for love and acceptance was a dream that came true.
In 2016 I set up another fundraiser with the goal of creating a warm nest for the orphans by supporting them directly in practice and by raising donations to be able to create a total make over of their bed rooms and provide them with a caring house mother, which raised almost another 5000 euro. Now the story continues, since there's still much work to do. I keep on taking action and hope this will inspire many others to give as well.
Join me in starting a sustaining revolution of giving. Help a child to reach the sky! Together we can make a difference.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Yoga Gives Back. This way, yoga can transform and make a difference in many lives of Indian mothers and children with micro loans and education funds.