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Empowering Consciousness,
Cultural and Ecological Regeneration

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Shakti Empowerment Education

Ecological and Indigenous Culture



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 three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ecosystems, equality, and education. We utilize the powers of partnerships, nature-based solutions, science, technology, storytelling, art, film, and social movement marketing, to maximize change for good.


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 1.8 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, our students are back in school after COVID19 catching up, and thriving. As the pandemic disproportionately afflicted the lowest-income women and children, with increased threats of food insecurity, child marriage, domestic violence, and trafficking, we continue to provide essential support including nutrition, health, and education. Now, as Climate Change threatens so much of the world, Shakti Regeneration Institute (SRI) has advanced initiatives to additionally educate students of all ages on how they can support ecological regeneration, for brighter futures for their communities and the world.

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