In October 2014, The Shanta Foundation held a Gala Dinner, raising £412, 441 for the Mitra Rehabilitation School, which is run by the Anoopam Mission; a non-profit, charitable organization based in Gujarat, India. The Mitra School’s mission is to provide exceptional services and training to the children with special needs to become self-sustaining individuals and lead their life with dignity and self-respect to become productive members of the society.
The monies raised facilitated the construction of Phase 1 of a new campus of buildings, capable of seeing the school through its next phases of growth and development. Completed ahead of schedule, the new building currently houses a student population of 150 with various disabilities ranging from 5-18 years of age. There are a total of 23 teaching staff of whom 13 are trained Special Education teachers and 4 Vocational Training teachers. Specialist consultants also attend the school to cater for the needs of the children.
The Corpus Funds holds additional finances raised in an interest earning account, which will support the ongoing running expenses of the school.
The Shanta Foundation continue to financially support this excellent organisation, with a recent donation in June 2020, to support them through the COVID-19 pandemic.