Social Responsibility

We strongly support the following NGOs and their development, education and and health care projects in underdeveloped rural India

REWA Society was founded 2007 in Leh, Ladakh, by parents of children with disabilities and other local citizens who saw the desperate need of the special children of Ladakh. REWA Society is a registered NGO since February 2011. REWA Society developed out of an initiative of the German NGO Ladakh-Hilfe e.V..

The founder of Ladakh-Hilfe, Karola Wood, Physiotherapist, had started working with disabled children in Ladakh in 2003. She recruited professional volunteers from Europe to help after finding many children with severe disabilities who did not recieve therapy to improve their quality of life. The plight of the children, especially those in the remote areas, touched Karola Wood and the volunteers and they energized awareness and collaboration with many locals.

Our base of operation is the REWA ABILITY CENTER in Leh, Ladakh. Every day children from the greater Leh area are being treated in this Centre. Many fieldtrips into all the districts of Ladakh aim to help the patients in the remote areas. In 2011 we founded a second base of operation in Kargil to meet the need of the disabled in this area. We work with all Government Institutions and NGOs who serve the children with special needs. If you plan to travel to Ladakh, please come to see our Centre in Leh and in Kargil.

We will be more than happy to show you our facilities and explain our work.
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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. India today faces a unique crisis. While its economy grows and flourishes, millions of people are being left behind without access to the same standards of education and opportunity as the more fortunate. Today, over 75% of India’s population lives on less than $2 per day*. 1 in 9 people in the world live in an Indian village. The gap between the rich and the poor will continue to grow – unless something is done about it. Shanti Bhavan educates the most socially and economically disadvantaged children of rural India. We believe that children of poverty are no different than more fortunate children and, if given access to quality education, they will realize their full potential. Our children come from meager backgrounds, primarily of the ‘untouchable’ – Dalit – caste. There are nearly 300 million people who are in the lowest level of caste system of India. Without the intervention of an education, these children are destined to a future of abuse, social segregation and discrimination. Shanti Bhavan attempts to erase the barriers of caste and offers equal opportunity to these gifted, but deprived, children.

CPS school gives children from remote villages (damaged by earthquake 2014) an overall school education as well as social knowledge, competence and healthcare.

The Conscience Primary School was founded by Passang Dhondup Lama, born in Nepal in the Rasuwa region. He had the luck to get a sponsorship by an Australian gentleman for a secondary school in Kathmandu which after a successful graduation opened him the doors to the Tribuwan University where he completed a degree in sociology and economics. After working as a tutor in an orphanage and as Operations Manager in the Himalayan Children Foundation, Passang decided to live his dream: providing an education for the underprivileged children of the Himalayas, including the increasing number of Tibetan refugee children in Nepal. One of his projects is the Conscience Primary School in Kathmandu which he founded in spring 2013.

It is an English language based school, which provides a good standard education for poor rural children who cannot afford to attend a private English language school in Kathmandu. This is a full support program in Nayapati, a village 15km away from Kathmandu, which accomodates currently 50 pupils, of which 29 children need a sponsorship.

Gabriela Baumann from Germany came to visit the school in November 2013 and met Katja Pischel in India in 2014. They both were so excited about the sustainable work Passang does that they decided to found an organization that supports such projects of which they are sure that every cent that is being invested goes directly into the project itself. And so “EINFACH MACHEN e.V.” was born with its first project the Conscience Primary School.

Voluntary Artists Studio, Thimphu, popularly known as VAST was set up in 1998 by a group of professional artists as a not-forprofit organisation with the primary aim to provide opportunity to the Bhutanese youth to participate and develop their potential artistic talents especially in contemporary art, develop sense of social responsibilities through community services and also to explore art as a vocation.

VAST Bhutan pursues these goals by:

  • Providing art classes to the interested youth.
  • Organizing art camps for youth to appreciate art and learn values.
  • Initiating programmes related to community services to learn the art-of-giving.
  • Facilitating the participation of young artist in national and international art exchange programmes, festivals, and exhibitions.
  • Providing a place for youths with personal problems to use art as a therapy and help them develop life skills to face the challenges.

VAST Bhutan grew in its reach and influence in the Country and in 2014 became a Civil Society Organisation.