Dance Out of Poverty
is the flagship initiative of Sinhayana Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization. Started in 2016, the initiative aims at empowering the underprivileged by providing free of cost dance education and instilling life skills.
With operations at 25 location in Delhi & Mumbai, Our focus is to use Dance as a therapy to channelize the energy of the underprivileged students and keep them away from bad influences like drugs, stealing, etc. The focus is on nurturing the students and making them proficient to dance their way out of poverty!
Till now, more than 2000 students have taken classes under this program. Hundreds of them started earning using their skills. Despite coming from underprivileged backgrounds, they are turning their dreams into a reality. In a few cases, teens who were heavily into drugs, and early stage criminal activities have been completely healed through Dance.
Why Dance as a Cause ?
The world acknowledges poverty
as a massive problem and consider education to be a primary weapon to fight poverty. Unfortunately in India, just like music & theatre, dance is not considered a proper part of the education system but a hobby or a luxury. When it comes to educating the underprivileged, dance can be a powerful tool that can act as a therapy to channelize energy and condition the minds by shaping their overall character.
Dance promotes a culture of happiness, social inclusion and fitness. In addition to that, proficient dancers have several employment opportunities in teaching, background dancing and choreography. Therefore, it is a legitimate profession.
There is an old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. If Poverty is a disease, then the only cure is making them empowered through education and skill. We believe in making these students proficient. The skills they acquire will act as a tool that they can use to become self-dependent.
Raised funds will help us in sustainability of our training program that currently supports approximately 800 underprivileged children.