ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists deliver arts intensive programs for Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, a school and home near Bangalore, India for children experiencing generational poverty. With a team of 10-12 volunteers, ASTEP delivers a 2-week arts camp in May, which focus on music, theatre, dance, and visual art. The power of the arts can be used to enhance personal development, academic achievement, and leadership skills for students in Pre-K through high school.
A project of The George Foundation, Shanti Bhavan is grounded in the belief that the effects of extreme poverty can be overcome if the problems are tackled in the early stages of a child’s development. In partnership, ASTEP and Shanti Bhavan’s main objectives are:
- To provide a comprehensive program to meet the students’ emotional, social, health, and educational needs, build character and self-esteem, and strengthen their skills and mental discipline to succeed in life
- To prepare the students to succeed socially in their current community and globally
- To recruit, train, and maintain volunteer educators at Shanti Bhavan.
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Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project – is a school and home that provides a world class education and instills globally shared values to enable children of deprived backgrounds to aspire to careers and professions of their choice. Shanti Bhavan believes that breaking the cycle of poverty requires a long-term focus on high quality education and the all-round development of children. Shanti Bhavan empowers children with the tools to carry others forward. www.shantibhavanonline.org