Shanti Bhavan’s mission is to uplift the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of India’s “lowest caste” by providing them with a world-class education and holistic care. The project offers free, high-quality education at its residential school, and subsequently at top-tier colleges. Shanti Bhavan provides each child with complete care: education, clothing, food, medical care, and a loving home and supportive community. This is 17 years of intense intervention per child – from age 4 to 21 – to break the cycle of poverty in a single generation. Shanti Bhavan is the only program of its type in the world and represents a radical shift from the current ineffective short-term basic literacy educational models. By giving top-level, long-term education and guidance, Shanti Bhavan provides the poorest of the poor children with the opportunity to pursue high-paying jobs and leadership opportunities. These children have gone on to uplift their families and communities, creating a ripple effect that is impacting thousands of others in need. Shanti Bhavan’s success has been unprecedented and continues to grow each year.
We measure our impact based on where our students are five years after they finish the Shanti Bhavan program. Our graduates are authors, computer scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, and more.
Shanti Bhavan is a residential school exclusively for children born into India’s lowest socioeconomic class. Those born into poverty remain entrapped in systems that perpetuate inequality due to a lack of social protection, access to quality education, and low wages. In fact, it would take seven generations for an individual born in a low-income family to reach a mean income. Shanti Bhavan breaks the cycle of poverty in a single generation.
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