Who We Are
OUR VISION Invest in Equality (IIE)
To improve Equality, leading to a more equitable and diverse society.
We envisage a fairer world where the marginalised; regardless of social or economic circumstance have access to equal opportunities as a means to overcoming hardship and inequality.
Our Core Values
It is widely accepted that education has a major impact on poverty.
People from marginalised communities are denied the opportunity to lift
themselves out of poverty through lack of investment in equal opportunities. We advocate for and make such investment.
Access to education however is not enough and the education provided must foster equality of opportunity. We believe people from marginalised communities should have EQUAL skills and training, EQUAL provisions and EQUAL relief from poverty as any person within society. We proactively advocate for and invest in equality of opportunity.
We focus on a One Community holistic approach. We group people into ‘cluster communities’. We encourage the participation and co-operation of all people in a single community to a shared long-term plan. This approach enables sharing of limited resources and the development of and adherence to a common strategy for quality of experience and measurable impact.
We promote a unique public-private sector partnership. We, and our service providers, partner with the local community and local Government or other Charities to utilise existing resources and share knowledge for lasting sustainable impact.
If possible we use local skilled labour and we always request financial
contributions from community and council funding. However if such
support is not forthcoming and there is a genuine need we will deliver. We have found that the lack of financial investment at the initial stage does not translate to lack of ownership long term, as long as the terms of engagement are set out clearly in advance. We request that the community invests in and supports our efforts to enhance the quality of the opportunity provided. The relationship between Shiva Trust, and community is based upon mutual respect, trust, commitment and shared values.
— Our Mission Statement
To achieve our vision we proactively advocate for and invest in equality of
opportunity. We believe in sustainable solutions, empowering individuals, and by doing so effect lasting change.
— Our Vision
We envisage a fairer world where the marginalised; regardless of social or
economic circumstance have access to equal opportunities as a means to
overcoming hardship and inequality.
— Our Story
It all began in 2003, when Ramana Devi and her family made a decision to invest their own funds into services for the marginalized in their own community. This grew at a huge rate and they have now raised millions of pounds, worked all over the world. And most importantly transformed hundred of thousands of lives.
Still today Ramana Devi and her lovely family are tirelessly dedicating their lives to Selfless service with the support of their charity team. They hope one day their example will inspire others; to be the change they want to see in the world too….
They Need Your Help!
Our Beneficiaries are the Marginalised, the underserved, the ostracized, those without social power’ who do not feel they have a voice for change. You can make a difference in their lives. Help them today!