Who we are
Ramana Devi our founder was working as a consultant in personal development, she was very successful and happy with a husband and four children.
The family wanted to help others less fortunate, and most importantly wanted their children to learn the values of giving. So, they started their homeless project in 2001 with their own children feeding the homeless in Manchester. This project soon grew until they were feeding 300,000 meals per year in Manchester.
The natural progression was to reach out and help young people and children who were socially and economically disadvantaged. They started their weekend school in inner city Manchester providing free education, training and skills in self esteem, confidence and positive values. This project now runs globally and has reached thousands of children all over the world.
All these projects were funded by their own pockets. They realized they were limited, and wanted to be able to reach and support more people.
So, the family created a charity which is now Shiva Trust charity.
Shiva Trust charity has an amazing team of trustees, staff and volunteers who work hard to support the Ennis-Cole families original charitable projects but also to help it to grow and expand to reach more people.
Shiva Trust is dedicated to improving lives, especially those who are socially or economically disadvantaged.
Through education, training and support we are helping those who desire to become the most they can be.