Experience India Foundation
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
India Foundation wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
In 2008, India Foundation partnered with Project Drishti to help provide sight to blind, underprivileged people. This venture was set up by Dr. Narpat Solanki, a renowned eye specialist and founder of a community initiative that provided comprehensive eye care services to people in rural Bangalore. Each cataract surgery was priced at $25 USD and India Foundation raised $6,250 USD, allowing 250 blind individuals the chance to undergo the operation. Of the 250 screened patients, 120 were provided surgery to prevent or reverse blindness by Project Drishti's capable surgeons. All 250 patients were given free transportation and food for the screening, and each of those chosen for the surgery was given free hospital stay, pre-op checks, and post-op monitoring.
India Foundation's first fundraising event was held on July 29, 2005 in partnership with the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. The event took place in Fayetteville, NC where some of the young, talented individuals from our partner organization performed classical Indian dance, folk music, and mimicry for a local audience. This event provided a platform for those less fortunate to express themselves in the safety of others in our accepting and joyful community.
With the leadership of Asha Bala, our dance specialist, we organized specialized dance/movement sessions to help children and young adults with ADHD , Down Syndrome, Diabetes, Obesity, and Autism express themselves in a safe environment through dancing exercise. Participants learned valuable skills such as self and team awareness, communication, and self confidence.