Sharana is an NGO registered in Pondicherry, South India in July 2000. Sharana is an organisation driven and inspired by intervention and change that are vital ground work for meaningful development. Through our Community Development programs our focus is to create environments, spaces and infrastructure that cater to basics such as a drop-in centre. Homework help centre so that families, and especially the women can focus on empowerment via employment and social entrepreneurship.
A direct impact is that we enable families to send their children to school. In the urban slums our focus is safety, nutrition and hygiene for children who otherwise on the streets are exposed to grave potential of all forms of exploitation. All children touched by Sharana fall therefore under the wider and vital exercise of either preparing for or going Back to school.
As circumstances and community needs dictate, programs have been rolled back or rolled out and developed. And Sharana continues to grow – both according to its own original mission and vision for a better future, as well as according to the directions indicated by local communities.