We are active
in 5 areas

We are working in 5 different areas (villages & slums). The overall population reach through all programs and activities is 10.000. learn more

Sharana's work in numbers

2000 children reached individually. 10.000 children in the "Back to School" initiative. 50.000 meals served per year. learn more

Children's Empowerment

2000 children from streets and slums. 10.000 children in the "Back to School" initiative. 80 games and arts sessions a week. learn more

Learn how you can contribute

Help Sharana by either donating or becoming a volunteer yourself. Learn more about how YOU can contribute. learn more

Sharana’s health worker to Pilot Health Awarenes …

Lakshmi, Sharana’s health worker has planned 3-4 workshops before March this year with groups of women from the villages

Sharana’s health worker to Pilot Health Awarenes …

Lakshmi, Sharana’s health worker has planned 3-4 workshops before March this year with groups of women from the villages

Sharana’s Diary- Parvin Raj’s Story

– as penned by Alo Sud, board member- Sharana
He passed away, brutally snatched from us all, early that morning

Sharana’s Diary- Parvin Raj’s Story

– as penned by Alo Sud, board member- Sharana
He passed away, brutally snatched from us all, early that morning

Sharana celebrates Children’s Day in all program …

While Sharana works for children and their well-being everyday- we still celebrate Children’s Day with great energy and enthusiasm

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Sharana celebrates Children’s Day in all program …

While Sharana works for children and their well-being everyday- we still celebrate Children’s Day with great energy and enthusiasm

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You can contribute!
Volunteer

Sharana receives several volunteers every year, particularly from Europe and the United States. Volunteers bring new energy and skill-sets to the organization, along with stories and experiences from other parts of the world.

 
Childrens Empowerment
At the core of Sharana’s work is a commitment to enable children to fully claim their rights to education. Too often, children’s education from socio-economically disadvantaged families is neglected, often charged with the responsibility of caring for younger siblings, or earn. Sharana seeks to create an infrastructure that supports them and enables them to enroll or resume their formal education.
Sports and Games
A program that impacts the community by engaging children in thoughtfully designed pedagogical games on a range of issues. Topics include hygiene, waste segregation, social problems etc.
Vocational Training
The Vocation Training in Carpentry trains school drop-outs in a well designed professional theory and practical course enabling them to be productive and self reliant in a viable activity in a year.
Rural Development
To help children obtain their rights to education means supporting families who then do not need their children to work to supplement family incomes. That, in turn, means addressing childcare, medical, nutritional, emotional, economic, and other needs, as well as creating spaces where communities can gather to attend to the issues that concern them.
Kitchen Garden
A program to grow healthy organic seasonal fruits and vegetables in house and thus meet a portion of requirements and reduce external inputs.
Village Crèche
A vital tool for empowering and encouraging women to work while their children are cared for in a clean safe environment and nutritious food, educational activities, health check ups and sanitation.
 
About
Sharana’s foundational belief is that all human beings are equal in rights and dignity, and everyone is entitled to food, clothing, and shelter.
Sharana is a social and development organization based in Pondicherry, India. It was established in July 2000 to address the critical educational needs of socio-economically disadvantaged children and communities in urban Pondicherry and its surrounding villages.
Mission & Vision
Learn more about our general goals and our main vision in our work.
Board & Team
It is the people who are Sharana! Hear the members of the board and the team introduce themselves to you.
Supporters & Partners
Sharana is supported by various.. Short Text about Supporters and Partners
History
Sharana was founded in 2000. Since then, our organisation has grown significantly. Learn more about the way we've come until today.
Annual Report
Read all about Sharanas activities from the last year.