On June 6, our partner program in India, the Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, celebrated its first graduation ever at its school! Shanti Bhavan’s mission is to fully develop the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of India’s lowest caste — the untouchables or the “dalits”– to enable them to aspire to careers and professions of their choice — engineering, law, medicine, education, the arts — through world class education and globally shared values.
Ajit George, Director of Operations, sent us this photo from Graduation Day. You may remember us profiling some of the students, when we re-published their personal essays, and we also have guest blogger Shreya this summer, who is volunteering at Shanti Bhavan. She most recently told us what a day at the school is like here.
Want to be part of the pomp & circumstance? You can contribute toward a sponsorship at Shanti Bhavan, or even look into the options of traveling there to teach! CONGRATS to the students, their teachers, the Foundation staff and volunteers, and the sponsors who made this all-smiles photo possible!