About Us

enhanced education program for underprivileged kids to include digital education

Shanti Gyan Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote computer education amongst underprivileged kids in India.

Founded by Vidit Katyal, a Lynbrook High School student, Shanti Gyan works to help students in India access opportunities to move up in the world by providing them with computer labs and training.

The spirit of India is fundamentally defined by two basic core elements that have been embedded in its entire fabric of life – peace (Shanti) and knowledge (Gyan). Since the beginning of the time, India’s unquenched thirst to spread peace and acquire knowledge has brought a higher state of civility, culture and tolerance among its diverse society.

Peace through knowledge and knowledge through peace defines the two basic cornerstones of Indian society that needs to be further supported, strengthened and revitalized to overcome the societal fractions surfacing today. The modern India has created a vast gap among its society where, at one spectrum we have Indians ranking among World’s Top 10 richest, and at the same time about half of the Indian population falls below the International Poverty Line – it ranks amongst the countries with lowest literacy rates – and has been facing the fastest fragmentation of its society creating unrest within its borders.

27 million children are born each year in India and a large percentage struggles to receive the quality education required to come out of poverty. In today’s world the education is not complete without the basic computer skills. Shanti Gyan has been able to provide children with basic computer education and the necessary resources (laptops, desktops and webcams) to compete in today’s digital economy.