This project was born in the heart to help others...
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion
Dominique VALLI – the founder and director of SHANTI INDIA school – is a practicing Buddhist inspired by the Buddhist teachings of compassion. From the very start, the project came along with the blessing of H.H KARMAPA and the famous teacher MINGYUR Rinpoche. However Dominique makes sure that the values of the school are universal and rooted in the secular ethics advocated and actively promoted by H.H DALAI LAMA.
“Our only religion is love” is the school’s credo.
Our Leadership Team
Dominique ValliFounder and Director of SHANTI INDIA
In 2006 she came to Bodhgaya to follow Buddhism teachings. Seeing the misery and poverty around her, she decided to act upon her compassion in addition and spent her personal savings to set up the school for the underprivileged children. Now she makes sure that the quality of the education provided to them is on the best possible level. She also does her best to secure the school financially by looking for sponsors and alternative source of funding.
Dominique splits her time between India and Corsica, where she comes from.
Anuj KumarManager of SHANTI INDIA
Anuj is fully dedicated to helping the children of Bodhgaya, whom he genuinely understands, given that he himself benefited from the support of SHANTI INDIA to pursue his own dreams. He has a degree in “Rural development” from Magadh University at Bodhgaya. In order to better serve rural populations, Anuj plans on getting trained on permaculture. He is a very good example for the students as he puts all his energy to help others and achieved his goals by studying and hard work.
Ravi KumarSHANTI INDIA School Principal
Ravi comes from a village near Bodhgaya and spends countless hours at the school to assist students in every possible way. His belief in the project and enthusiasm have been spreading positively throughout our community ever since he joined SHANTI INDIA. His kindness and patience make him a true role model for all the students.