Archive for February, 2013

Bhanu Maa

poem written by Ranjita Sharma in honor of Bhanumathi Narasimhan


Ranjita with Bhanumathi Narasimhan

Oh sweetest mother , you are serene,
You are wonderful, pure and divine

Paths follow your dignified yet humble walk,
They also have several untold secrets to talk.

Words follow your mellifluous voice and define creation,
You are pure love, affection and its lovely ocean.

Notes dance on your melodious bhajan rhythms,
They also feel blessed because they received eternal wisdom.

Flowers blossom when your set your sparkling eyes on them,
Lucky us! We also got the share of magical fragrance.

You guide us to wonder about every little moment,
Your anecdotes remind us only divine is permanent.

When our minds are on their trips;
Feeling high emotional tides or low-lying dips,
Your Guru stories and innocent talks,
Bring back our equanimity and make us laugh.

We feel blessed to part of “art of living”,
Our mother is divine and God is a living being.


about Ranjita Sharma: She has been with Art of living for the past six and a half years. She works as a financial analyst at Johns Hopkins University.



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here is the review of year 2012 for Care for Children (USA). Thank you for your generous support!

Art of Living has, for more than 30 years, been running free schools for underprivileged children enabling them to participate in modern society while retaining their rich cultural heritage. Most of these children are first-generation learners. Care for Children is the Art of Living project that supports these schools.

see blogpost on Tribal School project

Care for Children Newsletter Jan 2013
Sponsor a child's education!
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Care for Children (USA) would like to thank you for your generous donation in 2012 that has made a difference in the lives of rural, tribal and slum children. Our best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and prosperous 2013!
Over the past year, we have grown to 210 schools with over 24,935 children serving 230 villages. The impact is huge since it gives children who need it the most, an opportunity to improve their lives. It enables them to be leaders of change in their communities. 
We invite you to sponsor one or more children today! (1 Child: $365; 2 Children: $730; 3 Children – $1095; …) at DONATE Sign up for convenient recurring monthly donations. All donations are tax-exempt.
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Babita: changemaker
Babita is one of the thousands of children getting the gift of education. Babita comes from a below poverty line family. The Tribal School has supported her education for the past 10 years.Today, she is a student leader in Class 9 and helps the teachers to organize the school affairs. Babita sews uniform and knits sweaters for the school to earn extra income for her family. Her dream is to be a doctor to serve her tribal community.
39 New Schools in 2012
In 2012, Care for Children started 39 new schools in Assam, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. 


Fundraising in 2012


In 2012, Care for Children (USA) raised $443,307, an increase of 13.9% over 2011.
CFC volunteers in local chapters organized three musical fundraisers in 2012.The Delaware group hosted a Kummar Chatterjee concert in August raising $36,500 – the highest raised so far in a single concert. In December the San Francisco bay area hosted a concert by the renowned singers Veena and Jayanti
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The San Diego team also hosted a fundraising concert with local artists.


In 2012 we have two corporate grants. Prolient and Yahoo are funding the tribal school project.


Read volunteer experiences here.

How is the money spent?
Your generous donations are spent on:
  • mid-day meals (48%)
  • teachers’ salaries (25%) 
  • capital expenses (27%).
Capital expenses include investments in buildings (66%), furniture (14%), computers (4%) and office and other equipment (16%). 




Care for Children Team

Art of Living Foundation, USA
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life!”
 — Arther Ashe




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