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 we 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 Thailand, and if you are too you can call Sundari at (0) 98-218-5332. You can reach us from any country on WhatsApp at +66 98 218 5332, or by giving us a shout via email: Hey Sundari SitaRam!
If you would like to follow Sundari, you can “friend request” her here on Facebook. She was in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Thailand prior to the pandemic (currently in Thailand), and before the horrific ongoing coup in Myanmar also in Burma. For now, the work is different, but it continues, in Thailand, near the border of Burma. Due to the tragic fighting directly over the border, some of her work is currently focused on alleviating suffering for refugees on the Thai side, and IDP’s (Internally Displaced Persons) on the Myanmar side, while continuing weekly outreach with Street Dogs and steadily creating a different future for captive elephants in the tourist industry.
For various, sometimes complicated, reasons, we are not publicly posting on HG social media very often anymore, and are working on how to connect more fully and creatively in the future. 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. Given the current, tragic happenings to both animals and humans in Myanmar (Burma), the Heart’s outreach has expanded once again. We are dedicated to co-creating a world where community-focused Compassionate Action leads the way, and we couldn’t do it without you. 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.