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Shanti Bhavan Anniversary Event in NYC

Shanti Bhavan Anniversary Event in NYC

Join our 15th Anniversary Celebration on May 9, 2013 at the Bowery Hotel in New York City. It will be an exciting evening with live music, a short presentation from an Oscar-winning filmmaker, and a peppering of celebs. Meet and enjoy the company of successful and yet socially conscious people like you…. Sierra Boggess who...
Newsletter: Winter 2012

Newsletter: Winter 2012

Holiday wishes from Shanti Bhavan With holidays and the New Year just around the corner, we would like to share two heartwarming stories from Shanti Bhavan and a video of a cute performance by our kids. It’s been a great year and thank you all for being a part of Shanti Bhavan! Read Sujatha’s story...

A loving gift by an anonymous donor

An anonymous donor made a year-end contribution for the care and education of the following five children for the coming year, and pledged the same for the next five years.  While we cannot personally thank him, all of us – the staff of Shanti Bhavan – thank this kind-hearted person for his generosity. Name: Keerthishree...
Fall Newsletter 2012

Fall Newsletter 2012

Shanti Bhavan Newsletter, Fall 2012 Dear friends, The holidays are just around the corner, and to share in the joy and laughter of the season we have three heart-warming stories from Shanti Bhavan. Our kids have been busy studying and preparing for their exams, but they have also taken the time to celebrate special occasions...
Child of the Week: Sowndhariya

Child of the Week: Sowndhariya

Sowndhariya Nargaj Grade: 5th Grade Age: 9 From: Bagalore Family Background: Sowndhariya’s mom works at a juice factory and her father works at a rice factory. She has one sister who is in 10th grade. Overcoming Challenges: When Sowndhariya first came to Shanti Bhavan, she only spoke Kannada, not English. The Shanti Bhavan teachers taught...
Graduation 2012

Graduation 2012

Dear Friends, Last month Shanti Bhavan celebrated its third graduating class. We couldn’t be prouder of our children, now young adults, as they head out into the world to attend top universities in India. With your help, we can continue to give a unique opportunity to these children, unlike anywhere else in the world. The...
2012 Graduates: Keshavan

2012 Graduates: Keshavan

As a little boy I recall running after my younger brother over cement and granite piles at construction sites. My mother closely watched us as she stirred cement in bins and carried loads of bricks on her head. “Keshavan, be careful,” she would shout every time she caught us playing in dangerous conditions that often...
2012 Graduates: Maheshwari Raja

2012 Graduates: Maheshwari Raja

I was eleven years old when one day the housemother for my dorm at Shanti Bhavan Residential School approached me with a serious and sad look on her face. Her words were soft and pained, and her tone was unsure. I braced myself for what she was going to say. My father whom I loved...
2012 Graduates: Jancy Paul Vincent

2012 Graduates: Jancy Paul Vincent

I am born to a mother who went through tremendous hardship in her life. Her parents couldn’t afford to give her an education, and left her in their mud hut from the age of five. She played the role of a mother to her younger siblings, and of a servant to help with cooking, washing,...
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events While we’re busy getting ready for June 10 when our third graduating class will take the stage, there are many other upcoming Shanti Bhavan events! Consider hearing our founder, Dr. Abraham George speak at the Kellogg India Business Conference or attending the Girls Who Rock concert in New York City. We are working...
A Month for Reflections

A Month for Reflections

A Month for Reflections Study….study…study. It was the only word I could think of during the month of March. I was filled with a sea of emotions–love, encouragement, hope, anxiety, stress, fear and exhaustion. There was not a day when I didn’t wake up early and stay late to study. Luckily, encouragement from the whole...
Child of the Week: Rahul Balikrishnan

Child of the Week: Rahul Balikrishnan

Child of the Week: Rahul Balikrishnan  Name: Rahul Balakrishnan Grade: 8 Age: 13   Family Background: In my family I have a mother and no father. I am the only son so I have no brothers or sisters. My mother works in the cotton industry. I live in a village that is 4 kilometers from...