Farmington Hills foundation hosts ‘Bollywood’ fundraiser

Farmington Hills-based Kyyba Kidz Foundation, with the Novi-based School of World Music and Dance (SWMD), will host a “Bollywood” entertainment fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 10, at Divine Providence Lithuanian Catholic Church in Southfield.

Created by SWMD Owner Lalitha Ramamoorthy, the show “Gehna-Aja Nachle,” will feature lively music and dancing performed by local youth and adults. The aim of the event is to raise funds meant to help empower, enrich and enhance the lives of children with special needs.

“The talents of our performers will not only entertain but help support a noble cause,” Lalitha Ramamoorthy said in a press release. “The contribution and presence of our diverse community will help transform lives.”

Performers began preparations for the performance during a three-day summer camp during the first week of August at the Keidan Special Education Center in Detroit. Involved youth will perform a traditional Indian Ramp Walk.

“I have felt for most of my life that we all got where we are by dumb luck. We have the moral obligation to share our random advantage with those who are less privileged,” said Tel Ganesan, president of the Kyyba Kidz Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “The time has arrived to make a difference. I am happy to work with a like-minded and multitalented person like Ms.Ramamoorthy, who has an incredibly inspiring purpose of giving back to our community.”

Founded in 2010, Kyyba Kidz Foundation seeks to promote and support the education and general welfare of those most in need. SWMD, a nonprofit school, promotes, trains and coaches more than 60 children and 40 adults in Indian classical performing art forms.

Tickets, which are $20 each, can be purchased at, by writing to or calling Lalitha at 248-767-4409 or Harini at 586-372-8228.