Children's Empowerment

At present over 1000 children are receiving assistance from Sharana through the "Back to School" program learn more

WHERE WE WORK

Sharana works in 3 main areas and with children and women from over 50 locations in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu 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

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Providing economic empowerment to underprivileged women through interest-free and collateral-free loans learn more

Entrepreneurial Perseverance: a quest for better l …

Image 1: Gowthami

Penned By Board Member Alo Pal

When our social worker on outreach met Gowthami, she started to cry

Entrepreneurial Perseverance: a quest for better l …

Image 1: Gowthami

Penned By Board Member Alo Pal

When our social worker on outreach met Gowthami, she started to cry

Triumph Amidst Struggles

 

 
Image: The girl in the centre is Prithikadevi
Penned by Board Member Alo Pal
She is a lotus-eyed, long and thick-haired,

Triumph Amidst Struggles

 

 
Image: The girl in the centre is Prithikadevi
Penned by Board Member Alo Pal
She is a lotus-eyed, long and thick-haired,

From Dawn to Dusk: The Journey of Determination

Penned By Board Member Alo Pal

Manikandan wants to be a policeman His day begins at 300 am when he

From Dawn to Dusk: The Journey of Determination

Penned By Board Member Alo Pal

Manikandan wants to be a policeman His day begins at 300 am when he

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.
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.
Women's Empowerment
Sharana works towards economic empowerment of underprivileged women of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. The program aims to make women financially independent by providing financial support for their business, building their entrepreneurship and leadership skills, as well as confidence and self-esteem.
 
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
Publications
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.