MUSKAAN

Dr. Shanti Auluck, a former LSR faculty member and now President and CEO, welcomed us to MUSKAAN. This NGO is the manifestation of a dream that started with a mother’s love coupled with knowledge and competencies learned from years of teaching.  Parker Palmer talks about the importance of a leader to create and protect space for others to flourish.  It is abundantly evident that Shanti’s passion and leadership has created a space in which over 100 intellectually disabled adults daily thrive and grow by experiencing a delicate balance of challenge and support in this community.  The beautiful facility, built entirely with private funds, coupled with the caring and capable staff indeed provides an oasis for learning and growth of these special young adults.  This working model of social entrepreneurship appears complex on one level and amazingly simple on another.  I look forward to sharing more upon our return.