In this special episode, we’re joined by Shilpa Raj, a young girl from a poor, rural village in Southern India, who has shattered every social expectation and risen out of poverty through education. Shilpa was raised in Shanti Bhavan (‘Safe Haven’), a school founded by Dr. Abraham George in 1995, with the mission to alleviate poverty through the transformative power of education for the underprivileged and socially discriminated.
Shilpa shares her engrossing story, giving us a glimpse of what life in a poor Indian village looks like, and her heartwarming experience at the school. We first came across Shilpa in the Netflix Documentary series, Daughters of Destiny, and have since read her unmissable book, The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter.
We hope you love this episode as much as we did. We encourage everyone to visit the Shanti Bhavan website for more information about how you can help, and to support Shilpa by adding her amazing book to the top of your reading list!
Shanti Bhavan Website: https://www.shantibhavanchildren.org/
Book - The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter by Shilpa Raj: https://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Chasers-Daughter-Shilpa-Raj-ebook/dp/B075T5TWL7
Daughters of Destiny Documentary: https://www.shantibhavanchildren.org/netflix/