February 28, 2018

The Value of Vocational Education

About 90% of employment opportunities require vocational skills. Since rural women marry off early, they shoulder family responsibilities from a very early age, leaving them less time to develop an independent standing career. Therefore, vocational training enables women to earn an income and build crucial life skills.   This is Karishma, an ex-student of Food for Life Vrindavan. When she enrolled in 2nd grade, she was 10 years old. However, she loved learning at school. She also enrolled herself in Embroidery classes at FFLV. With constant practice, in a short period of time, she excelled in the art.   Soon Karishma was in 9th grade. And was 18 years old. Somehow, she lost interest in studies. She dropped out of school and within the next 2 years, she got married and moved out of Vrindavan to another city. Her life changed completely. A new life, with new people and new […]
February 23, 2018

Vrindavan Partners Meet

Vrindavan is home to one of the largest populations of Hindus in the World. Millions of pilgrims come to Vrindavan every year for spiritual upliftment and quest for the higher truth. Thousands of foreigners live here and hundreds visit regularly. However, while Vrindavan should have been developed into a pilgrims’ haven it has become quite the opposite. In the past 10 years the unplanned urban development in Vrindavan has been going on without any consideration for the future of this holy place. Open sewage and rubbish leads to unpleasant sites. The diseases spread by it are a huge threat to everyone. Traffic jams and road chaos are a daily site. The forest areas are being cut down for construction, covering the real beauty of the place, making it impossible for the pilgrims to see what they really came looking for.   What if funders, local and national government, NGO’s and […]
February 6, 2018

Scarf Distribution at FFLV

Rebecca and Sridhar (Executive Producer at Bhakti Fest) recently visited Food for Life Vrindavan. Like last year, this year also, they distributed hundreds of scarves to the students of Sandipani Muni School, FFLV. The scarves were lovingly knitted by the grandmother of Rebecca. The kids were overjoyed after receiving the scarves and caps. We thank them for their service. About Bhakti Fest: Bhakti Fest and Bhakti Ventures endeavors to create heart-centered connections. Through festivals, yatras, adventures, retreats and local events Bhakti Fest offers the best in yoga, sacred music, dance, workshops, and classes; all intended to inspire devotion. Bhakti Fest creates an opportunity to sit along side some of world’s master teachers, and sacred music artists in the conscious community. Watch Video Here