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Shakti Empowerment Education

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Shakti Empowerment Education

Ecological and Indigenous Culture

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Shakti Regeneration Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to empowering indigenous and marginalized peoples, women, and children for ecosystems preservation and regeneration worldwide. We focus on 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ecosystems, Indigenous and women's equality, education, and social justice. Harnessing the powers of partnerships, creative and entertainment influencers, nature, science, technology, storytelling, art, film, financing systems, and social movement marketing, to catalyze global action in response to the crisis.


Empowering Indigenous-led and women-led regeneration, our vision is awakening public consciousness, shifting cultural attitudes, and transforming behavior through impactful art, innovation, education, advocacy, and partnerships. We build transformative influence and mobilize social movements to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. 




Founded in 1994 as a global nonprofit, we are based in Virginia, USA, Acre, Brazil, and West Bengal, India, with Shakti Empowerment Education Foundation (SEEschool) and Ramakrishna Vidyapith. Our foundation has supported over 8,000 students' education and inspired people worldwide with over 2 billion impressions of our multimedia images, films, and public service announcements. We provide regenerative equality-based empowerment, ecosystems preservation, and neurodiversity education, with vocational training, micro-financing, homeopathic medicine, anti-trafficking, and frontline community support for low-income women, children, marginalized and Indigenous communities.



Our work is recognized by organizations including the United Nations with a 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Distinguished Fellowship; the Global People's Summit at the United Nations, and the Science Summit at the United Nations, Digital Democracy for Climate Action; by Rotary International and the Center for Peace and Justice with the Max Mark-Cranbrook 2019 Global Peacemakers Award; at CNN Expose Best Picture Award; Harvard University, Kennedy School Carr Center's Pride & Progress Symposium; Princeton University's The Art of Social Justice; Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Disruptive Innovation Award; as X-PRIZE Rainforest Semifinalists 2023 (ACTNOW Amazonas Team); and at Davos World Economic Forum.

"It is Nature that can save us all."

Puwe Puyanawa, Chief Vision Officer


Thanks to your support, students are back at SEEschool after COVID19. The pandemic disproportionately afflicted the lowest-income women and children, with increased threats of food insecurity, child marriage, domestic violence, and child trafficking, so we continue to provide essential community support.


Recognizing we all face a threat far greater than the pandemic - ecosystems collapse and climate crisis - we have expanded into Shakti Regeneration Institute (SRI) with advanced initiatives to protect ecosystems and Indigenous forest protectors preserving climate, biodiversity, and life on our planet. Join us, be The Regeneration Generation.

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