Every day we provide essential human services--food, shelter, educational and medical assistance--because only after their basic needs are met can the destitute begin to help themselves.
Operation Shanti's first efforts in India were organized around helping families who were living on the streets of Mysore. Assistance was focused on basic needs â€“ food and medical care. On a daily basis, Operation Shanti volunteers provided meals and medical assistance to those living on the street. This became Project Street.
Over the next two years, Operation Shanti began to provide housing and financial support for families, and educational opportunities for children so that they could go to school rather than work or beg in the streets. In 2006 and 2007, Operation Shanti placed several of the street children in a locally respected boarding school, getting them off the street.
In 2008, Operation Shanti opened the Karunya Mane shelter on the outskirts of Mysore to provide the street children with a permanent shelter. At their choice, many of the children who had previously been placed in local boarding schools came to live at Karunya Mane. The children live at Karunya Mane seven days a week and attend schools near the shelter. Other children have been placed at locally respected boarding schools. This is our Project Home.
In September of 2009, Operation Shanti began distributing care packages to destitute familes affected by medical hardship, in what became Project Food & More.
Operation Shanti's future goals include construction of an additional children's home near the Karunya Mane facility to assist more destitute kids who deserve a better life.
Causes we work on
- Water & Sanitation
Joined02nd Feb, 2015
Volunteers Working with us4
- Tracy Kunichika (Admin)
- Cave Shiva Temple, Chamundi Hill, Mysore, Karnataka 570010