About the Shakti Project
The Shakti Project began in 2001 when Ram Singh and Peter Elmvang worked on what was then the Joshua project which involved at that time taking in and feeding young street children of Pushkar.
In 2003 Peter left and Ram Singh began to raise money to put some of the children through school as well as provide food and books and formally started The Shakti Project.
At this time there were around 20 children of all backgrounds and ages which now numbers between 45 to 50, both girls and boys, who regularly attend school instead of growing up on the streets begging.
In 2007 the Shakti Project was officially recognized by the Government of India as a Registered Charity which involves supervision of the premises its programs and accounts, it does not assist with any financial aid .The project runs solely on donations.
Due to the overwhelming economic circumstances that family’s face in India the project provides a central focus for the children and their family’s helping to encourage ongoing education , food and support for the children and in liaison with private and government schools to ensure a better future and break the cycle of poverty that exists in India.