Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF)

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji is the President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to using the energy, strength and capability of women to help bring the light of life, hope, education and holistic assistance to the abandoned, orphaned babies and young girls, as well as widowed and impoverished women.
DSF is deeply committed to the protection of women, girls and Mother Earth, as the future of India will only thrive if these grow and thrive.

Our programs include free schools for children, women’s vocational training programs, women’s empowerment programs and international events bringing women (and men) together to discover and nurture their oneness with the Divine Feminine.

Schools, vocational training and empowerment programs: poverty, illiteracy and lack of training are tragically common in India. With increasing population, basic education and marketable skills have become absolute necessities in order to subsist in even the smallest communities.  Hence, those who lack this education and training go to sleep hungry each night.

DSF is dedicated to providing them with the best chance possible to live a life free from destitution. The Divine Shakti Foundation’s programs encompass children’s schools for both girls and boys as well as computer centers where they learn practice and theory, as well as specialized vocational training and empowerment centers.

Our Projects Include:

Schools

dsf-thumbs (6)Poverty, illiteracy and lack of training are tragically common in Northern India. With increasing population, basic education and marketable skills have become absolute necessities in order to subsist in even the smallest communities. Hence, those who lack this education and training go to sleep hungry each night.

The Divine Shakti Foundation’s programs encompass children’s schools for both girls and boys. DSF is dedicated to giving these children providing them with the best chance possible to live a life free from destitution.

DSF runs/sponsors several schools in the Himalayan region in which more than 2000 underprivileged children receive education.

Vocational Training

dsf-thumbs (1)DSF runs several vocational training centers in the Himalayan regions, where approximately 1,000 young girls and women receive free training in such fields as sewing, handicrafts, tailoring and fashion design as well as computer training and spoken English.

Girls' Orphanage

dsf-thumbs (5)Divine Shakti Foundation is planning to build an orphanage for girls and home for abandoned babies. The orphanage will be a center where mothers can come, totally anonymously, and leave their babies. No one will ask questions, no one will take their photo, no one will identify them. They will be allowed to be “rid” of the child, but the child will receive a new hope and chance at life.

In addition to the abandoned and unwanted babies, we will also take in young orphan girls who may be living on the streets or in refugee centers. This orphanage will be a beautiful haven where they will receive not only food and shelter, but also an education and training to help them become productive members of society. Further, they will receive guidance, support and love, empowering them to truly embody “The Divine Mother” rather than to fall victim to feelings of worthlessness.

Disaster Relief

dsf-thumbs (2)Divine Shakti Foundation works to help families and villages rebuild after natural disaster. From the Orissa Cyclone in 1999 to the Gujarat Earthquake of 2001 to the South Indian tsunami of 2004 and the Uttarakhand Floods of 2013, Divine Shakti Foundation has come forward to rebuild damaged and destroyed schools as well as to build vocational training centers and other programs for affected and impoverished villagers.

Empowering Women

dsf-thumbs (4)The Divine Shakti Foundation organizes and hosts numerous festivals, conferences, talks and other events to inspire and empower women all over the world.

Animal Seva

dsf-thumbs (3)Recognizing that the Divine does not just lie within our temples and our other holy places, but also in the Creation itself, Divine Shakti Foundation dedicated is to providing care and shelter to all of Mother Nature.

Cow Care

Plans are on to build gaushalas to provide proper veterinary care, shelter and food to the stray cows who currently roam the streets of India.

Street Dogs

A new program is being started by the Divine Shakti Foundation to bring “ABC” (Animal Birth Control) or “family planning” options – spaying and neutering – to the dogs in the Rishikesh area, a service which until now has been wholly unavailable for the dogs here. In addition to providing “family planning” procedures for these dogs, we will also be vaccinating all the dogs against rabies and treating the dogs for any other medical issues they come in with, whether that be mange, worms, or even broken bones.

Learn More at www.divineshaktifoundation.org