Price founded Blossomy in 2004 when she traveled to India as a
volunteer for a community development project in Kolkata. She found a
placement with the Sanlaap, an organization that provided shelter to
girls and women who were the victims of sex trafficking.
computer class began with 10 girls and eventually led to the building
of an independent computer training school for the shelter home. And in
time, Laura partnered with a local NGO in Kolkata who would take the
program to the next level to accommodate the amount of students as well
as the computer competency.
than the computer class, Laura was planning many different events and
activities for the girls which were just about fun. Laura believed that
this was equally as important as the many vocational and educational
programs that many of the NGOs were offering but didn't have the funds
Arriving with only a laptop, Laura hoped to teach basic computer skills
but teaching basic computer skills to individuals who did not speak
English nor had much experience with technology proved to be very
challenging. In the beginning, the class was more about teaching the
ABC's rather than teaching computer skills and it seemed a natural
conclusion that the training should focus on touch typing. This was a
very useful skill and gave the students a way of navigating language
both on the computer as well as in conversation.
Blossomy's first project was organizing a private concert at the shelter
home with a very popular rock band to perform a private concert. She
took the entire Sanlaap home and all it's staff for a day at the movies,
some of which had never been to a cinema hall. Blossomy also took a
group of girls to study yoga with her longtime Iyengar teachers in
Over the years, Blossomy has partnered with others who have donated not
only their skills, talent and money but also their celebrity.
In 2005, Blossomy was approached by Tanmoy Bose, a world renown musician and together they created the Restoration of Innocence Project.
Blossomy and Tanmoy Bose have been collaborating ever since that first
meeting using music, dance, theater and other expressive arts to heal
the wounds of human trafficking.
Recently the American Center Kolkata has joined hands with Blossomy in support of this and other programs!