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Sponsor the inter-orphanage talent festival Nakshatra

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Program Description

Nakshatra is Bhumi's annual art, cultural, sports and science talent fest for children from shelter homes and orphanages. This is a platform for them to exhibit their talents and explore potential in an atmosphere of healthy competition.

The fest takes place from July across February. Nakshatra is conducted zone wise in Chennai and Bangalore as there are a large number of participating shelter homes. This is followed by a grand finale where winners from each zone compete.

The program provides a platform for the children to discover their potential, exhibit their talents, perform in an atmosphere of healthy competition. This helps them improve their self-confidence and contributes to their holistic development.

The event is an amalgamation of over 20 arts, cultural and literary events like pot painting, clay modelling, fabric art, group dance, mimicry, medley song, quiz, elocution, debate etc. It also hosts sporting events like track and field, indoor and team events. All events are further stratified by age and sex wherever applicable.

Nakshatra is entirely planned and executed by Bhumi$B!G(Bs young volunteers. The volunteers start by holding weekly meetings close to two months before the event date. A log is maintained to identify meeting attendance. They form individual team for logistics, transportation, media, food, and other required arrangements. Volunteers then reach out to the shelter homes, confirm their participation and map them to their respective transportation.

On the event day, volunteers arrive at the venue well in advance so that the event flows effortlessly. Volunteers are also mapped to each shelter home to prioritize the safety of the children over anything. Over many such Nakshatra$B!G(Bs, children form a bond with the Bhumi volunteers and look forward to excelling in these events where they get their certificates and medals from the very same volunteers they look up to.

This intricate framework would not be possible without volunteers. This makes possible a two way learning where the children look up to the volunteers as mentors and the volunteers who grow to become better leaders of tomorrow.

Donations to this program will be used to cover the cost of material, food and logistical support for organising the event.

When you donate to this program, children from underserved communities get an opportunity to discover and nurture their inherent talents.

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About : Bhumi

Bhumi is one of India's largest independent non-profit organizations that prides itself on being completely volunteer driven. The organization aims to build a society that's more influential, equal and socially conscious.

Bhumi was founded in 2006 by a bunch of passionate college graduates, who started by teaching at a humble Chennai-based orphanage. Started by a bunch of college graduates, this organization has expanded to several cities of India and provides youngsters with a platform to bridge the gap between the educated and the uneducated. Bhumi currently benefits more than 4,000 children at several orphanages, slum and village community centers over the last 5 years.

The volunteers educate and mentor children from orphanages, slum and village community centers across the country for a better future for the children as well our country. The volunteers, on the other hand, gain experience from the numerous projects they involve themselves in and add to the process of molding themselves into leaders of tomorrow.

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With the right opportunity, children can find the strength to dream and use their full potential to make the dreams into reality.

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