Sparking Lives is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the lives of orphans and needy children around the globe by encouraging the importance of education and providing career counseling. We further strive to provide these children with medical support and counseling to ensure good health and hygiene. Varshini Odayar, Founder and CEO, was inspired to start this organization after visiting an orphanage known as DKSHA in Manaparai, India. Her journey first started in December 2007 when she first accompanied her parents to a rural village in India known as Manaparai. Along the way, she came across an orphanage known as DKSHA, a home to more than 80 children and exploited women. After spending a day at the orphanage, she, as a six year old, was astonished to find that each child only possessed a single pair of clothes, having to wait for several hours for this only pair to be washed and dried for use the following day. This moment truly inspired her to work towards the empowerment of these children and women. Due to her passion for art, she sold acrylic paintings and small crafts to friends and family starting at the age of six. She later started Sparking Lives Inc. in order to provide these children with nutritious food, water, medical and educational support.
"CHILDREN WANT THE SAME THINGS WE WANT. TO LAUGH, TO BE CHALLENGED, TO BE ENTERTAINED AND