PRASAD Australia Today
PRASAD Australia is a licensee of the PRASAD Project, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
PRASAD is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of economically disadvantaged people around the world. PRASAD (Philanthropic Relief, Altruistic Service And Development) is a philanthropic expression of the SYDA Foundation – the organization that protects, preserves and disseminates the Siddha Yoga teachings.
PRASAD Australia formally began its work in Australia in 2002. Prior to that time, many Australians supported PRASAD Chikitsa through donations and volunteering. In 2002 PRASAD Australia became a partner of PRASAD Chikitsa by raising funds for its programs, including Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) and HIV/AIDS. PRASAD Chikitsa operates health, education, disaster relief and sustainable community development programs in India.
PRASAD bases its humanitarian work on essential aspects of the Siddha Yoga philosophy and culture-selfless service, enduring commitment, and respect for all people, regardless of their race or belief.
PRASAD Australia is an Australian government-approved overseas aid organisation and donations greater than $2 are tax deductible. PRASAD Australia is run solely by volunteers, so its overheads are significantly less than those of many large charities, and more of the donated funds get directly to the people who are in need.
PRASAD Australia’s values manifest Siddha Yoga philosophy and culture in the arena of philanthropic work.
• We recognise the inherent dignity and worth of each person
• We strive to always treat fellow human beings with love and respect
• We affirm the spirit of generosity that creates abundance