Charity Feature- Sahasra Deepika

Sahasra Deepika, which means a thousand lights, is a non-profit foundation that houses and educates underprivileged children in Bangalore, India. Our Institute in Bangalore is home to 60 children who are either orphans or have a single parent who cannot afford to educate them. Seventeen of our students are now in college or technical school. In addition, we also conduct tutoring programs for under-served children in the community. Sahasra Deepika is proudly celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

Sahasra Deepika

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My Life’s Mission

On here you’ll find  posts of my  illustrations, highlights of my adventures, special deals on my books, and how I find the balance in being a college student and children’s book illustrator.

My Life’s Mission; a little essay I wrote about why I illustrate:

My entire life I’ve harbored a passion for art. As a two year old, the first words out of my mouth daily were, “Where’s my pencil?”  My parents supported my need to draw by supplying me with sketchbooks, pens, and inspiration. I began art classes very young and my work was proudly displayed in our home. I love all aspects of art whether it be drawing, creating, sculpting or painting. My role models are not Hollywood celebrities, but artists like Picasso, Leonardo and Mondrian. Everything in my world revolved around art.
Creating pictures and making people smile is what brings me happiness. I am pursuing a career in Art Education where I can help children develop their talents and express their creativity through art.   I have had specific experiences in my life that have led me to this decision to be an Art teacher and Illustrator. I love working with children of all ages and backgrounds.It is so rewarding to help children recognize their talent and see  their excitement at their creations.


I have a passion for learning and a love for art.

My life’s mission is to help children realize their artistic potential and inspire them to create what no one else has ever created.

By: Ishel Brimhal

We pledge that Education Matters to iHeartKids!

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“To advance humankind by creating a world where people from all communities truly understand the value of education and everyone has equal access to pursue it…”

THE PLEDGE: Everyone deserves to equal access to a quality education and to know the power that education has. I pledge to spread that message to my friends, family, and anyone else that would benefit. And I’ll spread the word that with an education, people can set up a brand new life for themselves. I pledge that, Education Matters.

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iHeartKids supports! DonorsChoose.Org partners w/ iHeartRadio, Clear Channel and Chase to help students in need! is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. - Teachers ask. You choose. Students learn.

How it works: Give–> Deliver–> Kids Learn

It’s about citizen philanthropy. Find out more–>

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iHeartRadio in partnership with Clear Channel Communities™, the community engagement arm of Clear Channel,, and Chase have teamed up with a shared commitment to equip teachers with classroom essentials needed to promote learning.

Tools for Classrooms is a national, three-month radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign that will air on all Clear Channel stations beginning January 18, 2012 – April 1, 2012. The series of over 20 PSAs feature artists such as Ryan Seacrest; Pitbull; Kelly Clarkson; J.R. Martinez; LMFAO; Joe Jonas; Demi Lovato; Gym Class Heroes; Hot Chelle Rae; and others.

Thanks to the leadership of Chase, all donations will be matched up to $250,000.

Help a classroom in need today!
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iHeartKids believes in the vision behind DonorsChoose.Org Vision: We envision a nation where children in every community have the tools and experiences needed for an excellent education.

Kids are our future! This post is dedicated to the beautiful Whitney Houston. 

She sang it best in “The Greatest Love of All”.

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to…

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A true talent and inspiration to all <3 We love you!

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