We were an Official Partner of the Carnatic Youth Society of Canada‘s “Sangeetha Saagara 2015” fundraiser held on October 3, 2015. The event successfully raised $10,000 for the music therapy program at SickKids Foundations and for a special music and dance education pilot for after-school programs of the Church of the American Ceylon Mission, one of our long-standing local partners in Sri Lanka.

At the fundraiser, Kumaran Nadesan, our Founding Chair, spoke on the role of the diaspora in strengthening knowledge capital in war-impacted communities, and shifting the conversation from aid to economic development as means of building sustainable livelihoods.