"The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer " ~ Mahatma Gandhi
10%of all sales from Studio330 mandalas and mandala products are donated to New Light charity organization, on a quarterly basis. Updates on funding totals will be posted annually on this page! Please read below for more detail on New Light's mission and to find a link to their page.
The mission of New Light is to promote gender equality through education and life skill training thereby reducing harm caused by violence and abuse to women and children.
"New Light is a registered public charitable trust operating from the terrace of a temple deep inside the red-light district of Kalighat, Kolkata that offers comprehensive community development services. The project provides the children of sex workers a safe haven, particularly in the evening hours when streets are the most dangerous and the mothers are working. Initiated by caring for 9 children in the year 2000, the programs of New Light today serves more than 250 children of various age groups. The services offered by New Light includes education, healthcare, nutritional support, recreational facility, HIV/AIDS care, income generation opportunities for the women and residential care for many of the young children from the community. Legal aid and advocacy against gender based violence are other thrust areas of New Light`s operation. Over the years, New Light has set up multiple facilities to cater to the needs of children and young adults at risk. New Light Shelter for children from the Dalit community caters to the children of municipal crematorium and sanitation workers who have traditionally been treated as untouchables. Though these are not children of sex workers, these children live in equally precarious circumstances, exposed to violence and subjected to discrimination and social stigma. In New Light, the children receive support to continue formal education, remedial education, nutrition and healthcare."