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Shanti Bhavan Children's Project

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: January 11, 2011, 8:19 PM

Description

The Shanti Bhavan Children's Project was founded in 1997 with the mission of breaking the destructive cycle of poverty through high quality education. Shanti Bhavan is a modern, hygienic, co-ed residential school that focuses on early intervention and in-depth, progressive schooling from age 4-18.

We serve the children of the poorest of the poor--the so called "untouchables" or dalits--those forgotten or ignored by the rest of society, who are destined to become rag-pickers, quarry laborers, or sex-workers, if not for the program's intervention. All of our children come from families that make less than $1 a day, and often they come from one-parent households.

Research and studies have shown that basic literacy and rudimentary education are insufficient in helping elevate children out of poverty; if the poorest of the poor are to succeed, they require a competitive and vigorous academic experience. There should be no glass ceiling for the poor when it comes to education: they are entitled to the same opportunities as the rest of society and Shanti Bhavan seeks to provide that through our program and with the assistance of our top-notch staff and volunteers.

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  • Break the Cycle of Poverty: Volunteer In India - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    July 23, 2014
    Location:
    Bangalore, State of Tamil Nādu, India
    Description:
    Background Shanti Bhavan is a major education program in rural Tamil Nadu, India, exclusively for children born into the country's lowest social and economic c...
  • Break the Cycle of Poverty: Volunteer In India - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    June 29, 2014
    Location:
    Bangalore, State of Tamil Nādu, India
    Description:
    Background Shanti Bhavan is a major education program in rural Tamil Nadu, India, exclusively for children born into the country's lowest social and economic c...
  • Break the Cycle of Poverty: Volunteer In India - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    April 1, 2014
    Location:
    Bangalore, State of Tamil Nādu, India
    Description:
    Background Shanti Bhavan is a major education program in rural Tamil Nadu, India, exclusively for children born into the country's lowest social and economic c...

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Website:
http://www.shantibhavanonline.org/
Government ID number:
26-4188445
Phone:
903-495-4762
Address:
Baliganapalli, State of Tamil Nādu, India
Date Founded:
1997

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