If you have a heart of Charity for India, we would like to make you aware of an effort that is very effective and inspiring.
In the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu, India, the Sakthi Cultural Centre has established a successful and powerful source of inspiration and renewal for the empowerment of women who have been oppressed for 2000 years.
The vision of the Sakthi Cultural Centre
– Empowering women in order to make them stand on their own and become economically independent and thus help them to take up leadership roles in the society in which they live.
– To conscientize women on the many forms of discrimination that women face in the society and to enable them to stand up against their oppression and exploitation.
– To nurture the positive self-image of women as human persons with dignity and rights through life orientation programs and capacity building projects.
–To develop their collective strength for their liberation with a view to promoting wider social change.
–To facilitate the recovery and revival of the traditional Folk arts, and to apply them creatively for people’s emancipation.
Sakthi is a Public Charitable and Educational Trust know as Sakthi Folk Cultural Center, formed in 2006. The membership is composed of Sakthi Centre Trust Members, Sakthi Supportive Family Members and well wishers, Sakthi Artistes, Animators and Tuition Teachers, Sakthi Training Students and Children’s Group of Sakthi.
Sakthi networks with:–Department of Art and Culture Tamil Nadu –South Zone Cultural Center – Ministry of Art and Culture India –International Centre for Literacy and Culture Tokyo
What is Sakthi?
Sakthi means Energy, or Power.
Sakthi in another context signifies Woman.
Sakthi Centre nurtures the positive self-image of young Dalit Women to lead a purposeful life with dignity and rights as human persons.
Sakthi Center trains young women to discover their talents and develop their potential to make them economically independent and lead a life that is personally fulfilling and socially constructive and useful.
To do this, a specially deisgned training program is conducted for them for a year. Life oriented Sakthi training program provides a solid foundation for our trainees to equip themselves with multiple skills.
* To recognize the bubbling energy within and develop their potential to the full.
* Exercises on Yogo to gain awareness of oneself. Street Theatre exercises to beak through the fear.
*Folk Dances and Folk Music to come alive with their own talents
*Tae Kwondo exercises to learn more of self defensive techniques.
The Sakthi Centre was established by the Icm Congregation Sisters as a vehicle to teach, inspire, and ultimately emancipate young Dalit women.
To watch a series of short videos revealing more about the vision of Sakthi Center, look at the bottom of each page on this website. To get started, you canClick HERE.