Event Date: 05/15/2013 Location: Soho Grand Club Room 310 West Broadway New York, NY Between Grand and Canal Please join us for a fundraiser benefiting CITTA to build a Women’s Center in Jaisalmer, India. RSVP HERE Wednesday, May 15th 2013 7 – 11 pm Free Svedka cocktails 7-9 pm Music by DJ Mad Marj and DJ Ned Nice Minimum donation at door $40 Unable to join us…but would still love to donate to… Read More
The Vivekananda Primary School and High School Juanga, Odisha, India In 1999, the largest cyclone to hit India in over 100 years ripped through the coastal region of Odisha for three days. This cyclone was in the same region where CITTA had been running the hospital since 1996, and it destroyed the few small government schools that existed. Odisha, one of the poorest states in India where only 10% of the local… Read More
The Michael A. Daube Charitable Trust Hospital Juanga, Odisha, India Odisha, is one of the poorest states of India. It is not well visited by foreign travelers and is home to most of India’s tribal Adavasi people. The state lacks adequate infrastructure outside of its few cities. The harsh monsoons and cyclone seasons make life in remote villages challenging. When CITTA registered The Michael A. Daube Charitable Trust in Odisha, India in… Read More
The Raj Mata Girls School and Economic Development Center Jaisalmer, India CITTA plans to develop an innovative school/cooperative initiative to provide young girls with an education in combination with a women’s economic development program. This is a unique program that unites education and economic development at the same site as a means of enhancing gender parity. Too often, young girls find few economic opportunities that are further limited by their lack of… Read More
Humla District, Karnali Zone, Nepal Limi Valley is situated in the Northwestern region of Humla District. It is in the Karnali Zone of Nepal, nestled in a trans-Himalayan valley bordering the Tibetan Autonomous Region and consists of three ethnic Tibetan villages, Til, Waltse and Zang. The nearly 2,000 inhabitants of the valley are a tribe of Tibetan origin. Due to its remoteness, there is very little Nepal government presence in the… Read More
CITTA Nepal Women’s Economic Development Center Bhaktapur, Nepal The CITTA Himalaya Women’s Economic Development Center is located in the city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley’s three major ancient cities, Kahtmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, have melded into a mega-metropolitan area forming the greater Kathmandu area. Bhaktapur is five kilometers from the city center of Kathmandu and is far more traditional in its environment. There is less crime in the city and much… Read More
Simikot, Humla, Nepal Humla is the largest and poorest district in Nepal. It lies in the Karnali Zone of the Western Development Region. Humla is divided into 27 Village Development Committees (VDC’s). There is little electricity or road communication networks in most parts of this remote district. The capital of the Humla District, Simikot, is only accessible to other parts of Nepal through its airport’s small dirt runway where only light aircraft… Read More
Priyanka Chopra spoke to PAPER Magazine’s Mickey Boardman on the importance of girl education and women empowerment, it plays a significant role in a country’s development.