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.

We provide 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.


“My thought was, how do I empower these people, the poor? I could think of one way – education. One good place to put the investment is on children. Most poverty models that exist today don’t emphasize quality; they talk about quantity. If you’re going to permanently break the cycle of social and economic disadvantage, you have to do something different.

Dr. Abraham George,
Founder, 1996

If we can create an institution – Shanti Bhavan – that would take a few children and give them the best care and the best education, and they become leaders of tomorrow, they will carry with them hundreds of others – their own families and many more. They will make their own contributions for the future generations. And if we had 100 Shanti Bhavans, we can break the cycle of social discrimination. 2,000 years of the caste system can be broken in 50 years if we would have many Shanti Bhavans.”

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