Another great news story about our solar grandmothers who have now graduated from Barefoot college and will begin the installation of solar panels in their respective villages in Bihar.
The Trustees of Shining Hope Foundation showed their support for female empowerment recently by attending an event in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was hosted by the Womanity Foundation, a charity which supports disadvantaged women and girls across the globe including India. It was attended by more than 1,000 guests and raised an estimated £1.3m (CHF2m) […]
A great Story from Karuna-Shechen-our partner in India. This story of how Kitchen Gardens are improving nutrition in Bihar. Mahadev Sharma (left) loves gardening and growing fruits and vegetables for his family of seven. In his garden, you can find bitter gourds, ladies’ fingers, pumpkins, green chilies, tomatoes, coriander, garlic, and other vegetables. […]
Building Bridges – Integrating community development and conservation of forests and biodiversity in the Kinabatangan River area, Sabah, Malaysia Shining Hope funded Hutan from September 2010- August 2013 Hutan isimplementing a community-based conservation program in the Kinabatangan River area in Malaysian Borneo. Borneo is one of the most species-rich places on Earth. […]
Environmental awareness through art- a great story from our partner in the field in India. Educating young people about environmental issues is widely acknowledged to be a key factor in protecting the environment, now and in the future. Karuna-Shechen is partnering with four students from the University of Bodhgaya in India to raise children’s […]
The Shining Hope Foundation’s work in the North Indian region of Bodhgaya seeks to not only go some way in supporting the underprivileged people in the region, but also make them develop new skills in self-sufficiency for both the current and future generation. On our recent trip to the region, we had the opportunity […]
The story of Illiterate rural Indian women becoming solar engineers is powerful in itself but what an amazing opportunity we had to be invited to be interviewed on BBC Asian Network on Nihal’s mid morning show. It was such a privilege to be able to present the wonderful work that is being done in […]
Read all about the success of our Solar Grandmothers in the Asian Express Newspaper. Bringing Light to the Poorest Areas. Three women’s journey to power their communities.
A time for giving On our wish list this Christmas is a new x-ray machine for the Bodhgaya Clinic Dear Friends, Christmas is a time of miracles and wonder and you too can be part of that. If you can spare just a few pounds you can save lives. But see for yourself: […]
Meet Lakhan Kumar, who is the Motivator for Gopal Khera village. A Motivator is a person, male or female who lives in the village and will tell the villagers about the different projects organised by Karuna Shechen and the direct benefits to the villagers. Motivators have a very important role to play in the whole […]