CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED: We are going to South Africa!!

This last campaign was for our project at the Botshabelo Orphanage in South Africa.

Read more about the project on “Our Projects” page, and visit our campaign HERE

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Project Izalco, El Salvador!!

Leela recently traveled to the town of Izalco in El Salvador and helped the Chorro Abajo School establish a photography program. We spent a week teaching the kids and our ambassador the basic of photography and set up the program to run into the future. While there, we also ran a mural program and helped the kids paint a beautiful mural on the walls of the school.

Read more about the project on “Our Projects” Page!

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Read: Leela International Featured in SNAP Magazine

Leela’s playground in Mysore, India project was featured in SNAP Magazine, a publication by Hipstamatic.

Read the full article here!

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Watch: Kids Play on their Playground for the First Time

Kids Play on New Playground for First Time! from Leela International on Vimeo.

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Playing on their NEW PLAYGROUND!!!!

It has finally happened…..

Last sunday the kids at KM played on their new playgrounds for the first time. The boys played in the pouring rain, which had absolutely zero effect on their fun! We had a surreal moment watching the children playing, realizing the project had finally come to fruition. Our playground opening party was complete with yoga, photography, samosas, and of course playing on the new playground! Before going on the playground each child received their own StarSeeds Shanti orange bracelet, they have been a real hit!

Since this project started nine months ago, there have been so many wonderful people that have helped along the way, it never would have happened without them. We would like to thank:

Starseeds Families for all their donations and support

Family & Friends of Trish, Kristin, Kendra, and Bax for all their contributions and moral support

To all those in India who helped:

Bhuvana and Shridhar at Vinyaas Playsystems

Anu and  Ganesh

Our contractor Pervez

Vinod and Bhavya for their translation help

Mahadev our landscape gardner

and last but not least Tracy Kunichika, founder of Operation Shanti. Her inspiring work in India has helped the special children at Operation Shanti and made this project possible.

We are also thrilled to announce the photo program will go on after we leave. The kids will be doing monthly photo classes and we will be working with them via skype. Their pictures will posted after each class on a blog for all to see!

Sadif signs the boys playground border
 Girls Yoga
 Practicing Yoga breath

 Girls play for the first time on their playground!


 Boys Yoga
 Boys first time on their playground!

To the kids at Operation Shanti whose spirit has touched us deeply. We are forever connected to you!

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