We are in the business of making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities who have no or little support. We are in the business of changing lives of children trapped in poverty and families trapped and excluded from opportunities to better their lives, to experience normal healthy lives, to have financial security, to have adequate shelter and regular income.
Girish, aged 15 years lost his father 12 years ago. Father hung himself due to family quarrels. His brother Sathish accidentally drowned when he went to swim in a lake. Mother deserted the child and disappeared with another man.
Abishek, aged 11 years studying in class II in Divya Shanthi High School. His father is a suspected T.B. patient. Both parents are rag pickers. They live on the city railway platform. Our night mobile squad of Children at High Risk rescued the child with the consent of the parents.
Nandini, aged 5 years studying in Prep Class at Divya Shanthi High School - Father who was a lorry driver died of a road accident. She has a sister studying in a government school. Her mother who works as a housemaid earns little income, found it very difficult to care for her children.
Arun is the eldest of 3 siblings. His mother suffers from HIV and TB. Despite losing his younger brother 2 years ago, he is top of his class and is a star athelete
From the early morning dark skies to glorious golden sunshine ,Easter morning dawned as church members came together to worship the risen Lord Jesus Christ. He is risen indeed echoed in the compound and it seemed that the very bricks in the buildings seemed to join us
This school is established during 1978 with main aim of providing education to special needs children in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. In Divyashanthi, through this special needs education program, an attempt is made that every child reaches his/her optimum potential and attains an independent level of functioning.
Community based Education is defined as learning and social development work with individuals and groups in their communities using a range of formal and informal methods. At Divyashanthi, as part of community development there are 6 community schools with over 300 children.