About Us

Our Vision

An Anchored Next Generation Secure
in their True Calling.

Our Mission
  • To reach and rescue hurting and abused children, dealing with emotional trauma both professionally and passionately. 
  • To provide a family to orphans along with a high-quality education, heart to heart counselling, career guidance and more. 
  • To help in the relief and rehabilitation of children who are underprivileged, orphaned and victims of natural disasters.
  • To impact young lives in the long-term through concessional education, stipends, medals, prizes and monetary aid. 
  • To train, equip and motivate young people by organizing and conducting lectures, seminars, symposia, conventions, conferences, workshops and retreats; emphasizing the need for development of their physical, social, intellectual and economic well-being. 
  • To spread awareness of issues affecting children today and advocate for change in the same.
  • To equip parents, caregivers and institutions to make a difference themselves.
  • To cooperate with the government and other agencies in carrying out charitable and relief work in relevant contexts.
History

The Santhosa Samsara Social Charitable Trust was started in 2009 by George Ebenezer and his wife Manju George. It began with the vision of being an orphanage for children who were from hard places. Starting with three children, Santhosa Samsara eventually grew to nine and the orphanage had slowly turned from an institution into a family.

Similar to how the identity of the orphanage had changed, a growing awareness of the range of issues that plagued children today led to an expansion of the vision for the trust. It began to develop wings that counter problems like a lack of access to education, poverty, abandonment and most recently child abuse and trauma.

Santhosa Samsara is still growing and has a team that’s deeply dedicated to the mission of touching the lives of abused, neglected and disadvantaged children.

Our Values
Outstanding service

We strive to create an environment in which all children feel heard, loved, safe, respected and supported. This reflects an alignment between what we say, what we do and how we do it.

Current and Relevant

We commit to ensuring that all our decisions ultimately contribute to the children holistically. We also commit to staying current and relevant, implementing the best practices related to childcare and helping children from hard places.

Excellent Stewardship

We commit to careful stewardship of all human, natural and financial resources. Maintaining high standards of honesty and integrity, we operate with complete accountability and transparency for the benefit of our donors, partners, staff and supporters, spending the funds invested in us wisely.

Spirit of Child Centeredness

We are child-centric at our core. This reflects in how we plan, process and produce effective results. We give the utmost emphasis to the safety, protection and participation of children.

Our Guiding Principles

Based on Our Values and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, our Guiding Principles at Santhosa Samsara are:

  • Best Interest of the Child
    We keep this principle in mind while planning all our activities and programs.
  • Family Centered Approach
    We reach out to children through a family-centered approach to minimize friction, stigma and disharmony, while at the same time maintaining a focus on children who are most in need of safety, permanency and well-being.
  • Child Participation
    Children have the right to express their views and be listened to. We believe it is essential to look at their potential and see them as the solutions for their communities.
  • Partnerships
    Building partnerships help us in identifying solutions and building plans for our children’s future. We work in collaboration with local government authorities, traditional structures, community-based organizations (CBOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and youth groups to bring about this change.
  • Sustainability
    We aim to care, support and protect vulnerable children by focusing on their immediate survival needs such as food, water, shelter and clothing, as well as placing an emphasis on their long-term developmental needs that would reduce their vulnerability (through education, life skills training, mentoring, camps and more).
About Our Founder

George Ebenezer is an expert in the field of human engineering and development, with special focus on children. 

01. Reach

Over 600,000 children, 26 countries, 200+ cities over the past two decades. Conducted Programs in 150+ educational contexts.

02. Roles

Trainer, Teacher and Key-Note Speaker in conferences, seminars and programs. Notable examples include working with the UN in relief efforts and being a member of the World Without Orphans global facilitation team.

03. Qualifications
  • Master’s degree, with a specialization in Counselling. 
  • Certifications from international institutes like the Institute of Human Services Ohio, LAMb international, Texas Christian University and Global Capacity Building Network on Trust Based Relational Interventions, Behavioural disorders and attachment styles, Children in War Zones and more.