BLOSSOMY PROJECT IS VERY GRATEFUL TO HER PROGRAM PARTNERS. THESE ARE ORGANIZATIONS WITH WHOM THERE IS MUTUAL TRUST AND ARE COMMITTED TO THE EMPOWERMENT OF GIRLS, WOMEN, REFUGEES AND THOSE VULNERABLE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.
(BLOSSOMY PROJECT ALSO SERVES AS FISCAL SPONSOR TO ACCEPT U.S. TAX EXEMPT DONATIONS FOR BOTH KOLKATA SANVED AND FREE BODY PROJECT.)
EMPOWERING LIVES THROUGH DANCE
Kolkata Sanved is a women-led pioneer in the field of dance movement therapy (DMT) for trauma healing and empowerment of marginalised populations. DMT IS uesd as a tool for promoting holistic well-being and enhancement of quality of life. Kolkata Sanved works with a network of partners in India and internationally .
FREE BODY PROJECT was founded and is directed by Sydney Skov. FBP recognizes dance as a powerful resource for social justice and supports individuals and organizations around the world using dance as their primary tool to address violence, inequality and the ramifications of trauma through film, events, and community. FBP hosts an annual event in NYC to promote dance for social change and justice.
LIFE AND ART FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
For nearly four decades, the students, faculty, and graduates of the Tamalpa Institute have brought the healing power of creative expression to underserved communities throughout the world. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Tamalpa ArtCorps makes this possible in three important ways.
SANLAAP is an NGO in West Bengal, India focusing on Counter Trafficking Initiatives for the most vulnerable – namely women and children. SANLAAP is one of the first organisations to holistically approach the issue of Trafficking in persons and works on Counter Trafficking Measures,Campaign, Advocacy, Sensitisation, Rescue, Rehabilitation, and socio-economic Reintegration of trafficked persons.
The mission of Her Future Coalition is to provide shelter, education and employment to survivors of human trafficking and extreme abuse, so they can become and remain free forever. HFC engages in long term, intensive interventions with the goal of financial independence. Our programs give survivors the tools to overcome tremendous stigma and to advance far above the poverty line, transforming their identity and social status.
The Freedom Story was born from a documentary film called The SOLD Project. When founder, Rachel Sparks learned about child sexual exploitation in Thailand, she decided to expose it through the power of film. After interviewing dozens of sex workers, common themes became apparent: poverty, a lack of education, and a lack of options. Rachel responded by providing a scholarship to an at-risk student, and The Freedom Story was born.
EKTARA enables the integration of mInortiy slum-dwelling communities in Kolkata through holistic education of the girl child.
The 88bikes Foundation endows bicycles to girls throughout the world, especially the heroic survivors of human trafficking. The highlight of each endowment is the "Moment of Happy" when every girl at the ashram or shelter receives her new bike. We partner with vetted, locally-run NGOs, purchase bicycles from local vendors, hire local labor and connect each survivor one-to-one with her donor.