To network and develop a philanthropic relationship with Caribbean organizations already doing similar work


A focus on understanding Caribbean lifestyle and everyday life in the context of its history


Raising Caribbean will show case developing and established artists in music, design, art and literature

Divali Gala Event October 15 7pm, Edison NJ

To create a moment for culture/celebration and recognition of Indo- Caribbean origins, Raising Caribbean invites you to a Divali Gala event. As a fundraising initiative this event will be $75 per adult and $15 per child. You will receive a 3 course appetizer and 5 course vegetarian dinner and methai for dessert. You will enjoy ongoing performances throughout the night from children and renowned Indo Caribbean artists. Children will have the chance to decorate their own diya to take home.

With all the challenges in the world we hope to share our light with each other. -Happy Divali!

Venmo @Meera-Chhedi


Growing up in the Caribbean, my childhood memories are a mix of family events, food and music all culminating in the collective experience of our culture. When I moved to the Unites States (circa 1999) I had no idea the strong role culture would play in my identity journey. Now as my children have their own questions, and own self discovery process, I am sharing and dedicating this to them.

I am starting this platform to offer a resource to the next generation, the Caribbean diaspora being raised globally, changing the palettes of their new home countries. Knowledge of your history and your ancestral lives are powerful tools for your development. My dream is to create something lasting and educational for the experience of Caribbean culture.