Videos
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 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...
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...
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...
Recent graduate Karthika featured in local News 9 interview

Recent graduate Karthika featured in local News 9 interview

Watch the wonderful 2 part interview on YouTube.
Shanti Bhavan Presents: The Class of 2011

Shanti Bhavan Presents: The Class of 2011

Meet the Class of 2011 in this stunning video.  Each graduate shares their favorite memories of Shanti Bhavan and their dreams.  See how much the children have grown since they came to our school 13 years ago!
SB featured on ABC World News

SB featured on ABC World News

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Harish and Praveen Playing a Piano Duet!

Harish and Praveen Playing a Piano Duet!

6th grader Harish and 11th grader Praveen play the piano duet “I Love Coffee, I Love Tea” arranged by Bernard and Carolyn Shaak – the childhood piano teachers of Allegra Boggess, the current piano teacher at Shanti Bhavan. When asked if there’s anything the children would like to say to Mrs. Shaak at the end...
An Interview with Dr. Abraham George

An Interview with Dr. Abraham George

Image-In-Asian features a full length interview with SB founder Dr. Abraham George, moderated by former volunteer Rahul Madhavan.
Dancing with the (5th, 6th, & 7th Grade) Stars

Dancing with the (5th, 6th, & 7th Grade) Stars

Watch as some of our girls from the 5th, 6th, and 7th grades learn, practice, and perform a jazz dance choreographed by volunteer Jodi Belden who took a break from her work as assistant editor at Elle Magazine in New York City to come and work with our children in rural India.