Katy in India with ASTEP 2012 travel blog

Katy in India with ASTEP 2012

Welcome to my trip journal!
I've arrived at the Shanti Bhavan school in India for the summer. I will be spending 8 weeks here volunteering with poverty-stricken youth in Shanti Bhavan. This is a school and home for economically and socially disadvantaged children outside Bangalore, India. Together with a few other artists I aim to provide them with arts education and empowerment programs on a daily basis. This, for me, will of course include Dance.

The Organisation I will be working with is the non-profit organization Artists Striving to End Poverty. This amazing organisation works to create positive changes for children in need through the arts and arts education and empowerment.
It's a great way for the children to expand their creativity, their knowledge and build up a stronger sense of self esteem. These factors can help them break the cycle of poverty in their communities and in their own lives.

Am incredibly excited...and hope to keep you all updated as many times as possible!

Please don't forget to check out www.shantibhavanonline.org and www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/katy/astep

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