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Let's Make Robots!

Let’s Make Robots!

What’s Happening Shormila was not alone in discovering new dreams in computer science last month. Eduard Muntaner, a long time volunteer who was on his 9th visit, brought his passion for robotics into the classrooms of Shanti Bhavan. The students were eager to learn to fly a drone, but they learned even more than that....
A Look Back at 2016

A Look Back at 2016

What A Year It’s Been! Thank you for being a part of Shanti Bhavan! In 2016 your kindness made all the difference. And you still have 48 hours to make an end-of-year tax deductible donation that provides life-changing opportunities to the children of Shanti Bhavan! Your generosity made 2016 remarkable. All the children – from pre-school...
Happy Holidays from Shanti Bhavan!

Happy Holidays from Shanti Bhavan!

The children of Shanti Bhavan have been studying hard, but as the holiday season approached they are making sure to have good fun too! The holiday festivities began with a spooky Halloween haunted house. The 8th to 12th graders dressed up in fantastic costumes to go trick-or-treating at the residences of our teachers and volunteers,...
A Holiday Message from our Founder

A Holiday Message from our Founder

Dear Friends and Supporters of Shanti Bhavan: As the year comes to a close, I once again take this opportunity to write to you. There have been several important developments in Shanti Bhavan that have steadily improved the quality of our program. Academic standards have risen since the enhancement of our STEM curriculum three years...
We Have A Secret For You!

We Have A Secret For You!

SHANTI BHAVAN IS ONE OF A KIND! On this Giving Tuesday, our students would like to share with you how Shanti Bhavan transforms lives.  Our children are born into India’s most marginalized communities. They come from families who survive on just a few dollars a month. “Swaying myself with breeze of hopelessness and impossibilities, Gliding...
Shanti Bhavan Welcomes Our Youngest Learners!

Shanti Bhavan Welcomes Our Youngest Learners!

OUR LITTLE ONES QUICKLY ADJUST TO THEIR NEW WORLD We were excited to welcome 24 new preschoolers in June to Shanti Bhavan! These 12 girls and 12 boys have been learning a tremendous amount in the last few months including learning English, counting to 10, singing nursery rhymes, and settling down to a predictable routine....
Shanti Bhavan and the Power of Dignity

Shanti Bhavan and the Power of Dignity

AN IMPORTANT LESSON OUR CHILDREN TEACH THE STAFF EVERY DAY Our children come from enormous hardships, and strive for a better life for themselves and their families. They have faced prejudice and discrimination, poverty and deprivation, yet they hold their heads high. Theirs is a lesson in dignity, and how real dignity has nothing to...
Shanti Bhavan Featured in Glamour Magazine

Shanti Bhavan Featured in Glamour Magazine

We’re proud to announce that Shanti Bhavan has partnered with Glamour Magazine and She’s The First to feature the story of one of our amazing young ladies, Keerthi of the 8th grade! Shanti Bhavan’s young women come from difficult backgrounds, but they prove that when cared for with dignity and attention, they succeed and will carry forward their...
Shanti Bhavan Excels on National Board Examinations

Shanti Bhavan Excels on National Board Examinations

We are pleased to announce that the national board examinations results have come in for the 10th and 12th graders and all of them have passed with First Class! Even more exciting is that every student except for one achieved Distinction in 10th grade and more than 60% of our 12th graders achieved Distinction. With...
Shanti Bhavan Students Share Their Story in America

Shanti Bhavan Students Share Their Story in America

“I am different from every other girl in my village, because I believe I have a good future ahead of me.” – Bhavani speaking to 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. in March through our partnership...
Happy Holidays From  Shanti Bhavan

Happy Holidays From Shanti Bhavan

It’s been a wonderful year at Shanti Bhavan. While the children have spent most of their time studying, they made sure to have good fun, too! Please enjoy these highlights from the holiday season and make sure to watch this festive video the kids created for all of you! This year’s Halloween at Shanti Bhavan was...
A Very Special Giving Tuesday Message From Our Children

A Very Special Giving Tuesday Message From Our Children

On this Giving Tuesday, we’d like to share with you what makes Shanti Bhavan one-of-a-kind! Our children are born into India’s most disadvantaged and marginalized communities. They come from families who survive on just a few dollars a month and their children lack the educational opportunities to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Shanti Bhavan...