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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]