Kapri Thomas, Yoga instructor, IHP Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist, Health Counselor, and Fishers Island EMT is paying it forward in 2015 – with your help. She has set a fundraising goal of $10,000 for the year with the proceeds going to the Women’s Interlink Foundation in Kolkata, India. She will be traveling there in December to volunteer her time to support victims of sex trafficking, helping to provide the tools and resources to make sustainable and productive changes in the lives of women and children struggling for a better life on the streets of Kolkata.
In December of 2015 I plan to travel to Kolkata, India in hopes of making a direct and lasting impact on the lives of women and children struggling for a better life on the streets of Kolkata.
I am requesting funding through the Women’s Interlink Foundation for my participation in the Nabadisha Education Program for Street and Working Children. This program, located in the heart of Kolkata, assists young women rescued from sex trafficking.
Set up in 1990, Women’s Interlink Foundation (WIF) is a non-governmental organization working towards implementing integrated Women, Children and Community development projects, these projects include:
- Providing need based interventions such as literacy for women and children,
- Prevention of violence against the vulnerable,
- Rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked victims,
- Action against deprivation of basic rights.
WIF is registered in India under the Charitable Trusts Act. All donations are tax deductible through The Village Cooperative, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.
2 WAYS TO GIVE
Please help Kapri raise needed funds. Throughout 2015 she will be holding donation based yoga classes or you can make a donation today.
- Make a donation today to help reach her $10,000 goal by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/SevaIndia. A very small percentage will fund Kapri’s travel to India in December. (Funds showing in gofundme are direct donations and additional funds are from people attending yoga class. $1000 has been raised to date.)
- Participate in Seva Yoga
Throughout 2015 Yoga instructor Kapri Thomas will be holding donation based yoga classes. Kapri is donating her teaching time and class fees will go to the Women’s Interlink Foundation.
Seva Yoga – Selfless Service in Gratitude
A dynamic yoga experience combining Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar soft alignment techniques and Desikachar use of props for modifications, this yoga is designed to suit every body’s needs. Whether you come to yoga for fitness, relaxation or developing greater self-awareness, this class will challenge you to explore your flexibility and strength no matter your age or current physical abilities. The step-by-step approach will soon have you feeling comfortable with the yoga poses and discovering a new sense of well-being. Come try yoga for the first time or the fiftieth time – the results will surprise you!
We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced students. Offered at a slower pace focusing on the basics of yoga, breath work and movement. This class will allow time to answer questions about foundation postures and address your bodies needs from a therapeutic approach.
Visit Kapri’s website at www.kaprithomas.com for dates and times of Seva and all her Yoga classes in 2015. There you will find a drop-down for Seva India and one for Yoga and Movement. Classes will be held at the Fishers Island Community Center.
Photographs from India by Jasper Johal
Many thanks in advance for your consideration!