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2012     2013     

Our 2013 Project!

We have decided to dedicate our 2013 contribution to the Share & Care Foundation!

With a generous sum of funds donated to our organization, we have decided to sponsor over children in India in hopes that they can receive educations that will change their lives forever. The Share & Care Foundation serves to create opportunities for deserving yet economically challenged women and children in India by partnering with communities, philanthropists, and local charitable organizations. With the support of the community, they are able to create opportunities, like providing a quality education and affordable healthcare, to improve the quality of life in rural villages.

While having an almost identical mission statement as the Share & Care Foundation helped our decision in choosing this charity, we were incredibly touched by this organization’s holistic approach, flexibility, and humanitarian efforts. We sincerely hope that the funds that we were able to contribute will truly alter the life of a number of children so that they can reach beyond the borders of their rural villages and expand their minds to the world beyond. 


Be What’s Possible

Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. (which stands for Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement) is an organization which concentrates on the training and support of female workers in the garment-making industry. Women make up 80% of garment workers worldwide but do not have the basic skills and education required to move up to a managerial or supervising position where they work.

Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. trains these women garment workers to move forward at work so they can also help their families at home and the communities they live in. Partnering with other organizations and using the revenue available to the company allows for P.A.C.E. to gain access to the resources necessary for training and educating these women.

-Asish Andhavarapu


acid attacks in pakistan

This literally left me in tears.

Graphic and so sickening


Children in India

photographs by Steve McCurry

(Source: redwinesuccess, via unravellingwitheveryword)



India: A Rape Victim Commits Suicide

"A 17-year-old girl who was gang-raped last month committed suicide after a police officer pressed her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers, the police and a relative said Thursday. One police officer has been fired and another suspended over their conduct after the assault in Punjab State, officials said. A police official, Inspector General Paramjit Singh Gill, said the girl had urged the police to open a formal inquiry, but instead “one of the officers tried to convince her to withdraw the case.” The girl swallowed poison and was found dead Wednesday night. A 23-year-old student who was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi this month was flown to Singapore on Thursday for further medical treatment, officials said."

After seeing 2 cases publicized worldwide, it makes me wonder, how many cases have gone unpublicized? How many girls have had their lives ruined? How many have committed suicide upon being subjected to such heinous acts? How many more will the female population have to endure before serious changes are made to legislation and society, as a whole? Rest in peace, to these two beautiful women, and the score of others whose stories have gone untold. 

(Source: The New York Times)

Victim of Gang Rape in India Dies

“The emergence of women in public spaces, which is an absolutely essential part of social emancipation, is accompanied by growing threats to their safety and security,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a speech on Thursday. “We must reflect on this problem, which occurs in all states and regions of our country, and which requires greater attention.”

(Source: The New York Times)

What color Kanthari are you?

A vision can grow and a name can change. IISE becomes Kanthari.

For the last three years, we have been known as the International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs (IISE). This name was not only too long, but also a bit misleading. People only saw us as a social business school or a training centre for leadership with a social touch. But aren’t we much more than this?

Our target group is evolving and growing, so we are evolving and growing.

The term “social entrepreneurs” no longer covers all the flavours of useful change makers. We welcome courageous advocates, provocative initiators, creative inventors, social visionaries and artists who want to leave a social impact. We see ourselves as a springboard for provocative thinkers and driven doers, for those who have fire in the belly and want to bring spice into society!”



one of the saddest things ive seen

(via anxm)

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