NGOs Research in Goa
India is the country with the largest number of (active) NGOs in the world – a study of 2009 showed that there are more than 2 million NGOs in India.
What is the situation in Goa?
The number of NGOs working in Goa is difficult to assess, after our research we could identify more than 200 NGOs, including Schools for Special Children, Old Age Homes and Orphanages. NGOs in Goa have been undertaking and implementing various programmes and activities for the development of the communities of the area. NGOs working in Goa are mostly implementing the programmes based on Child Education, Child Rights, Women Empowerment, Environment Protection, Health Awareness, Art, Craft and Heritage Protection. Social organisations are undertaking projects for welfare and improvement of the status of deprived and backward communities. The main focus of NGOs in Goa is based on Poverty Relief and they are running programmes to improve the living standard and health care matters of local communities.
Art for a cause
“Logic will take you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
INSPIRE TRUST believes, that a child can express greatly through art because their curiosity and imagination is unmediated by anybody else’s expectations or demands. It comes from within their inner life. Imagination integrates a child’s feelings, dreams and actions. This is how they celebrate creativity with the most amazing gift of childhood – ‘imagination’.
To express thoughts, feelings and dreams is one of the most important abilities in once life and art education is an integral part of the development of each human being.
The INSPIRE TRUST Team members have individually and collectively been conducting various art workshops through projects for children both privileged and underprivileged for the last 6 years till date at various locations in Goa. The feedback & insights have been overwhelming & inspiring. We sensed the urgent need to contribute & add value to a child’s life intellectually, emotionally & spiritually.
Concerned by the rising of sea water level, the personal fate and global impact of millions of refugees, we are on the way to build artificial islands for the regions in urgent need.Asap-island is a test ground for such constructions and applied technical solutions; an “Integrated Art” project by an interdisciplinary, international team, co- creating open solutions. It also is a symbol for the needed transformation of our economies and social systems, of our way of thinking and acting.It´s about co- creating a new world – a sharing/caring community in harmony with nature.
Asap- Island is a cooperative Project from the German artist Joy Lohmann, “Positive Nett-Works”, “Art Escape Goa”, “Design Intervention” and INSPIRE TRUST, together with local partners and international Volunteers.The ongoing Asap-island project and its OPEN-ISLAND unites makers for humanity, co- creating a platform and suitable applications for maritime research, eco-education and climate change resilience.The demand for floating islands rises with the rising sea levels. Several projects worldwide address this topic and plan artificial floating habitats within the next decade. But all of them are planned top-down, require a huge amount of investment capital and provide floating space for the less than 1% only.
Open-Island is radically different. It is bottom-up, not-for-profit but for benefit; it is open-source and focuses on coordinated social capital for humanitarian issues and a culture of change.
Revival of Sitar Project
The Project “Revival of the Sitar in Goa” started as a pilot project in 2011 with the aim to inspire the age group of 10-16 years (5th to 10th standard) towards Hindustani classical music and to introduce traditional music forms, sitar as one of the instruments. This Project is planned as the beginning of the “Revival Project” in Goa, creating awareness and exposure, regarding the rich traditions and cultural forms of Goa, to school students.