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Sat, March 21, 2015 10:51am
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On March 8th, International Women's Day, the first Seva Celebration was held at Parmarth Niketan in Rishkesh, India, hosted by the spiritual master Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Sarwaswati. Yoga Gives Back was truly honored to receive recognition for its work to empower women in India at this celebration.Pujya Swami and Sadvhi Bhagawati Saraswati, Parmarth Niketan, Rishkesh... read more
Fri, March 13, 2015 11:46am
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Yoga Gives Back is Pleased to Share the Following SHE Progress Report  "SHE" is providing 5 year scholarship for 64 destitute high school students in Karnataka and West Bengal. Below is from a report by NISHTHA who administers the SHE program in West Bengal. SHE scholarship program is funding 31 high school girls in the most vulnerable parts of the District of West Bengal with a five-year... read more
Fri, February 20, 2015 1:30pm
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Yoga Gives Back's SHE Scholarship is currently funding 64 high school and college students with a commitment of 5 years for each student. If it were not for SHE funding, these students would have given up their education to work or get married in case of a teen girl. This is a significant program which can seed opportunity for these students to become real change makers in their community... read more
Thu, February 5, 2015 1:06pm
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During this visit to NISHTHA villages, I wanted to visit one young girl in particular. 10 year old Joyeeta Biswas whose mother suddenly passed away, one month after I filmed a powerful interview with her in her village in November 2012. She was quite pregnant but looked healthy and beautiful. In her interview, she shared how growing guava was starting to make a profit. She also expressed her... read more
Tue, January 27, 2015 2:19pm
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Witness YGB's "Sister Aid" program's Immense Impact on the Lives of Women In India   YGB's last visit is NISHTHA programs in rural villages, South of Kolkotta. Kolkotta was the capital of India during the British Empire and I am amazed to see recent development of the city with new industrial parks, Metro construction, and traffic like Los Angeles! It seems like the economy is... read more
Thu, January 15, 2015 2:27pm
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SHE Scholarship Teen Students at DeenabandhuYoga Gives Back launched a new exciting program SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) in 2013. This five year scholarship now funds 62 financially disadvantaged students at high school and college level so that they can continue and complete their higher education, acquire degrees and get their dream jobs. This scholarship will provide very poor but... read more
Thu, January 8, 2015 4:49pm
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   YGB Ambassador Anouk Prop has been supporting YGB from her hometown Maastricht in the Netherlands as YGB Ambassador for a few years. Being a psychotherapist with a successful private practice and a therapist at a clinic, treating trauma and addition related issues, as well as being an avid Ashtangi and yoga teacher, Anouk wanted to do more than just host a fundraiser class for YGB.... read more
Sat, January 3, 2015 10:32am
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Visiting Deenabandhu Trust Home, about 50 km outside of Mysore, in a small town called Chapanajanagar, has become one of the highlights of YGB visits each time. Professor Gugguri Jayadev founded this home for a six orphaned boys in 1991. Today, it houses 100 girls and boys who have absolutely no other place else to go. What strikes me the most about this home is its incredibly peaceful air.... read more
Fri, January 2, 2015 3:26pm
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Jayashree, Rama with YGB Ambassador Kathleen Kastner and new YGB Rep in India Babitha P Jayashree, Rama and their 2nd son HoysalaIt is really exciting to visit Jayashree on every trip to India, YGB's longest fund recipient who lives in Channapatna, two hour drive outside of Bangalore.Jayashree received her first loan in 2007 from Grameen Koota, a local Micro Financing Institute. Grameen... read more
Wed, December 17, 2014 9:38am
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Jayashree, Rama with YGB Ambassador Kathleen Kastner and new YGB Rep in India Babitha PJayashree, Rama and their 2nd son HoysanIt is really exciting to visit Jayashree on every trip to India, YGB's longest fund recipient who lives in Channapatna, two hour drive outside of Bangalore.Jayashree received her first loan in 2007 from Grameen Koota, a local Micro Financing Institute. Grameen Foundation... read more

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