Thank you so much for reaching out! Please be patient if we don’t respond in “Western Time”. We are a small, grassroots organization working hands-on in small villages year-round, and aren’t always in range of instant communication. And not to sound like a cliche, but you matter to us and we will respond the moment we can. We are currently in northern Thailand, and if you are too you can call Sundari at (+66) 91-566-8907, or internationally on WhatsApp at (+66) 98 218 5332, or via LINE with the LINE ID of 2sita. Email, however, is usually best, at: Hey Sundari SitaRam!
The Heart was in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Thailand for the 5+ years prior to the pandemic. For now, the work is a bit different but wholeheartedly continues in Thailand, near the border of Burma. Unable to turn away from the tragic fighting directly over the border, one of our projects, “Service With Heart” is currently focused on alleviating suffering for refugees on the Thai side, and IDP’s (Internally Displaced Persons) on the Myanmar side. As always, fieldwork outreach for Street Dogs via Dogs With Heart continues to expand, while steadily amplifying outreach to enable a different future for captive elephants trapped in the tourist industry and chained within temples.
For various reasons, we are not currently posting on FB and IG very often, and are considering how to connect more fully and creatively in the future outside of social media. But mostly we like to connect with you one-on-one (we’re that kind of old-school charity, where personal relationships mean everything!), so zip us that email if you ever have questions, comments, or simply want to connect.
Heart of Ganesh was originally created in response to the plight of captive and wild elephants throughout Asia and their relentless suffering as witnessed by Sundari in 2013. However it didn’t take long for the circle of Compassionate Action to widen upon recognizing the lack of options available to the impoverished families of subsistence farmers living among wild elephants, and the many millions of street dogs suffering around every bend in the road. We are dedicated to co-creating a world where community-focused outreach and singular intervention leads the way to creating a kinder world for all. We believe…
Everything we do is about relationships, such as the relationship between keeping endangered wild elephants in their wild homes while keeping rural children safe in their village homes, or how humane treatment for captive elephants is connected to the right for all sentient beings to be free from cruelty. Or the link between easing the suffering of street dogs and the humane treatment and welfare of family dogs, everything is connected! The most important relationship we work with is between conflict and coexistence, reducing one to grow the other. It’s the embodiment of Love in Action, circling up around the most vulnerable every day to create a kinder world for all.