DHARMA INC is an educational, community and service organization which teaches, practices and preserves the wisdom based technologies of the Non-Dual Dharma traditions of Central Asia. Our service branch, The Dharma Humanitarian Foundation, gives our community members an opportunity to contribute their compassionate service toward creating a better world for present and future generations. One of the main initiatives of DHF is to create “up-stream” programs that target populations of children and adolescents who, because of socio-economic and geographical environments, are vulnerable to human trafficking, including sexual slavery. To this end, DHF is developing the Siddha School based on critical pedagogical practices aimed at establishing a unique educational paradigm. The Siddha School has as its goal the individualized development of each of its students to their full creative potential as whole human beings, allowing an incredible blossoming of their unique talents to enrich their communities and uplift society. The Isaan region of Northern Thailand has been identified as a primary source of girls and women who are sold into sexual slavery and forced labor situations across Asia, the Americas and Europe. By offering free K-6 education to some of the poorest and most vunerable children in Isaan, the Siddha School aims to counter the dehumanizing practice of human trafficking.
We have just successfully finished a year of research and curriculum development. With your contributions we can begin the second phase of expansion. Already, we have purchased a beautiful plot of land, ideally located amidst the villages of the Isaan countryside and have begun making connections and dialoging with their local leaders. We have become experienced in natural building methods and are ready with plans to begin construction. All monies raised will go toward the creation of two sustainably built classrooms, a playground and sport area, an organic garden/outdoor classroom, and a rain catchment system. Your generous donations will help support the children, their families and communities in choosing a life of greater freedom in which they have the skills and self worth with which to reject the pressures of the international, lucrative, and insidious industry of human trafficking.
Our guiding mentor in this project, Paramahamsa Satyananda who, for the last sixty years was a human rights champion in India said "educate the women and change the world." Join us in continuing to carry out his liberating vision by deliberately confronting the source of human trafficking.
The Siddha School thanks you for your generous donation! Even if we do not reach our goal, all monies raised will go towards building the classrooms.
Dontate 50$ and your name will be placed on the Siddha School website as a Donor and we will send you a 5x7 Siddha School Photo.
Donate 100$ and a tree will be planted in your name on the Siddha School grounds. Your name will be placed on the Siddha School website as a Donor and you will recieve a 5x7 Siddha School photo.
Donate 500$ and recieve a Siddha School Organic Cotton T-Shirt as well as your name on the Siddha School website as a Donor and a 5x7 Siddha School Photo.
Donate 1,000$ and receive three nights room and board and one free yoga class at Kailash Akhara. Your name will be placed on the Siddha School website as a Donor and you will recieve a 5x7 Siddha School photo.
Donate 5,000$ and we will place an engraved "Siddha School Partner" plaque with your name and contribution amount on a Siddha School building. Your name will be placed on the Siddha School website as a Partner and you will recieve a 5x7 Siddha School photo.
Donate 10,000$ and we will place an engraved "Siddha School Founding Partner" plaque with your name and contribution amount on a Siddha School building. You will also recieve 50% off on any Dharma Inc retreat for up to one year from the date of donation. Also your name will be placed on the Siddha School website as a Founding Partner and you will recieve a 5x7 Siddha School photo.
Even if you are unable to donate financially at this time you can help us immensly by getting the word out about our project through word of mouth, social media and e-mail by using the Indiegogo share tools.