Dharavi Rocks

ACORN International

Our most popular project of ACORN Foundation (India) is Dharavi Rocks.   Dharavi Rocks works with children who work as ragpickers (waste collectors) and live in the slums to teach them music.  The kids make drums from plastic boxes and tins.   This is footage of Dharavi Rocks’ rehearsals captured by ACORN India in Mumbai in …

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Dharavi Rocks and Other Partnerships

ACORN International

Mumbai The road to organizational sustainability seems marked sometimes by the signposts of successful partnerships saying “go” and difficult ones saying “danger – warning!”  Talking with Vinod Shetty, director of ACORN India’s programs in Mumbai, which arguably has more experiences with partnerships of all varieties than any other ACORN International operation is always an exhilarating …

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Soweto Kinch, Dharavi Rocks, and the Blue Frog

ACORN Community Organizations International International

Mumbai      One of the more unusual, and innovative, of the programs associated with ACORN Inte rnational and ACORN India’s organizing of the Dharavi Project with ragpickers in this huge mega-slum has been a partnership called “Dharavi Rocks” between our ACORN Foundation (India) and the Blue Frog jazz club in the central part of …

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Rave Reviews for ACORN International in Dharavi

Community Organizations International Community Organizing International

Mumbai      Vinod Shetty, ACORN India’s Director, and I had been meeting for hours along Juhu Road at the Sip ‘N Munch going through our work list of what needed to be done on campaigns around remittances, the Commonwealth Games, and multi-national food contractors and their labor law violations.  We had discussed the great progress …

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