“I am different from every other girl in my village, because I believe I have a good future ahead of me,” Bhavani, a student at Shanti Bhavan told an audience of over one thousand people at a Northwestern University function.
Bhavani and Vijay, two 11th graders from Shanti Bhavan, came to the U.S. last month through its partnership with Tufaan Entertainment. The first in their families to travel overseas, they were full of wonder as they explored museums, tried new foods, and saw the world open up to them in a way they had never experienced before.
“I know now that I can make my dreams real. I’ve been given a special opportunity and I want to make the most of it.” – Vijay, reflecting on his dreams of becoming a software engineer after visits to Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
Bhavani and Vijay come from humble backgrounds and their families face discrimination, but through education and support at Shanti Bhavan, these children have a bright future.
Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project opens the door for a world of possibilities through high-quality education at our residential boarding school, and subsequently at top-tier universities. More than an education, Shanti Bhavan is a home and a community. However, we know that none of these accomplishments would be possible without the generosity and support of our donors. “No matter how large or small, your contribution can make a difference to promising young people like Bhavani and Vijay,” said the founder Abraham George, who left his well-paying job in the US to start this not-for-profit, in the rural area near Bangalore, India. “We have three classes of children in top colleges such as Christ University, Mount Carmel, St. Josephs and Jyoti Nivas. Your support will ensure we are able to continue their high-quality education, housing, clothing, food, and medical care,” George added.
Shanti Bhavan’s mission is to adequately develop the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of India’s “lowest caste” by providing them world class education and instilling globally shared values to enable them to aspire to careers and professions of their choice.
The organization provides a holistic, high quality focused education to children on a beautiful boarding school campus. For these communities, Shanti Bhavan is a beacon of hope that shines a path of opportunity for their children. It is an oasis built within the confines of crushing poverty supported by a devoted administration and global network of volunteers. Our children see that a better world isn’t just an idea but a real possibility.