MELBOURNE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE POWER OF DIVERSITY

From 10-12 October, political leaders, civil society activists, private sector and media representatives came together from Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region for the inaugural ‘Unity in Diversity-10.10.10 Global Dialogue Forum’ in Melbourne. Hosted by the Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the event highlighted successful examples of collaboration across cultures and provided a unique platform for new partnerships aimed at building cross cultural understanding in the region. Participants heard the views of the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle; the High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, President Jorge Sampaio; as well as … Read more

SAGE and PATT Foundation Tree Plantation Drive

SAGE and PATT are organizing a tree plantation project on 22nd of May, 2010 on land owned by INS Trata (Defence establishment). This land is a stone’s throw away from Bandra-Worli sea link (Worli entrance). At present the site is barren, rough and rocky. After the plantation it will be a beautiful site and will add to the greenery of Mumbai. This is in line with the objective of SAGE and PATT to beautify Mumbai and bring about a change in society. Volunteers are needed to assist with this plantation project. To assist the volunteers pits have already been dug … Read more

PATT, SAGE and UTI Mumbai tree Plantation

Another tree plantation project was flagged off on 17th March 2010 by PATT foundation, SAGE foundation, INS Trata (Indian Navy) and the Unit trust of India (UTI) mutual funds, Mumbai. UTI funded the entire project with great support from INS TRATA who provided the land for the plantation of the 200 coconut trees. The beautiful piece of land is located in Worli facing the Arabian Sea and the famous Bandra-Worli Sea link.UTI was well represented by senior executives including Mr. Jaideep Bhattacharya (CMO, UTI Mutual Fund), Mr. T.N. Radhakrishna (Head HR, UTI Mutual Fund) and Mr. Gaurav Suri (Head marketing, UTI … Read more

About the Movie

Dreamcatchers follows the story of 9 individuals all of whom come from very different backgrounds, families and ethnicity. From Laura born in Bakersfield California and a jewellery designer based in Las Vegas to Maya born in Pakistan and living a wealthy lifestyle running her charity in Mumbai India, all the people may seem very different but there is one thing in common. All these people have realised there is a much bigger game to play in this lifetime that the one they have been playing and all of them are manifesting some amazing things for themselves and others. Mike Handcock … Read more

Global Shipment Update

Our project”Global Shipment” is being featured at a Melbourne exhibition at Federation Square (City Center) between 11-24 August 2009. We!re preparing a 40 foot container outfitted with medical equipment which we!re donating to SAGE Foundation. You!ll be able to keep the container and use it as a mobile medical facility. The container will be on display for the 2 weeks at the exhibition. The purpose of the exhibition • Present Global Shipment as a major initiative, among others aimed at addressing and solving issues of local and global importance, interest, challenges and concerns in this world of change, • Raise … Read more

Laxmi goes to University of Westminster

Varalaxmi Pillai, daughter of a housemaid was nurtured by SAGE Foundation and received a degree from HR College, a prime Educational Institute of Mumbai. Here she is receiving an Achievers’ Award for the best student at the hands of Maya Shahani, Chairperson of SAGE Foundation, and Indu Shahani, Sheriff of Mumbai. Laxmi was offered a scholarship at the London School of Economics but she opted to work for a year at Thomas Cook to gain some work experience and international elan. She was given a makeover to enhance her self esteem by Queenie Dhody, an expert in personal transformation. Groomed and nurtured … Read more

Mike the Messiah

Mike Handcock, Founder of Rock Your Life (www.rockyourlife.net) recently came to India and rocked the lives of hundreds of villagers in the villages adopted by SAGE Foundation. Mike spent quality time with the SAGE team and gave five precious days of his life to understand and interact hands on with the projects undertaken by SAGE. Seeing the vast canvas of SAGE, Mike preferred to go vertical instead of horizontal and decided to focus his energies on the SAGE villages. The Chairperson of SAGE Foundation, Maya Shahani along with the SAGE team, took him to the Rajgurunagar villages where SAGE has … Read more