Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation
Our Vision & MissionOur Vision
Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation is a dream come true for internationally renowned artists, Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas. The husband-wife duo is hailed as ‘taking Indian music into a brave new era’. The Shubhendra and Saskia Rao foundation is their way to share the knowledge they have about the power of music especially helping children to uncover their full potential.
Our vision is to make music the birthright for every child.
Music helps people interact more peacefully; increase their intellect and uplifts communities. In our opinion, music should be a part of the main curriculum of every school and considered a necessity, rather than a luxury.
We want to promote classical music, not in an isolated and elitist way, but by connecting it to today’s world. With Indian sensibility but with a global outlook. What we have learnt from and about music is what we want to share with as many people as possible and make it available to a wider spectrum of the society, especially those who do not have easy access to music. Our dream is to ensure every child has access to good music education and take pride in classical music as their own heritage.
Our mission is to empower and uplift people through music. Most children are unfortunately not exposed to their rich classical music heritage either at home or at school. Our mission is to revolutionize music education in schools by providing a curriculum-based teaching with a solid foundation in universal music concepts but with an Indian outlook. We will work with international experts on music education that will inspire the children.
We have created a ‘glocalized’ music education to empower the youth in our music 4all curriculum. We also organize concerts, seminars, workshops and other such events that will help people understand the power of music.
Similar to the slogan “Right to Learn” that is used for children’s education, our mission is to add music to this slogan and say, “Right to learn Music”.
The Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation is a registered non-profit trust and all donations are tax deductable.