17 08, 2012

Urmi Basu and New Light Featured in Documentary Film

By | 2017-11-23T01:09:08+00:00 August 17th, 2012|

Amistad has been a proud sponsor since 2005 of New Light, programs for children of sex workers in Calcutta, India. Founder/director, Urmi Basu, and New Light are prominently featured in the highly-acclaimed book ‘Half the Sky’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The book and upcoming documentary film covers the oppressive conditions faced by [...]

17 08, 2012

CIFORD Video—Empowering Girls Through Education

By | 2017-11-23T00:30:01+00:00 August 17th, 2012|

Check out Amistad’s video about CIFORD’s replacing female genital mutilation with new rites in Kenya’s Meru tribe. The video was made by Tanya and Boyd Cothran. Watch the video.

12 06, 2012

22 New Students Chosen for Buddha’s Smile School New School Year Which Open in July

By | 2017-11-23T01:09:58+00:00 June 12th, 2012|

Last week Buddha’s Smile School founder/director, Rajan Kaur, visited a neighborhood of garbage collectors to select several new students for the new school year which begins July, 2012. These are children who would not otherwise be going to school. This photo above shows several of the children who are giddy with delight [...]

2 03, 2012

NY Artist Brings Joy through Art to BSS Students

By | 2017-11-23T01:18:19+00:00 March 2nd, 2012|

In January of 2012 Brooklyn, NY artist Erica Harris was welcomed to Buddha’s Smile School in India to teach art classes and take photos of daily activities at BSS. Thank you also to Erica and her friends who raised over $6,000 for BSS middle school scholarships. We invite you to [...]

2 02, 2012

Haiti: Nurse Tim Gerke Reporting from Where “a Bag of Rice Brings an 11 Year-old to Tears”

By | 2017-11-23T01:11:26+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|

Friends, I spent the final week of January at my home away from home; Port-au-Prince, Haiti. If you would have asked me a year ago where I most enjoy spending my free time, the last place I would suggest would have been post-earthquake Haiti. Yet after each subsequent trip to [...]