Who we are
Ramana Devi spent ten years as a personal, business and charity development consultant. She Studied Hindu philosophy for the last twenty years in India and worked extensively in humanitarian projects. In 2012, she founded a charity to provide services for the socially and economically disadvantaged. For three years she studied and taught Advaita Vedanta with the foremost Advaita Master from Varanasi, India. She has authored five books on Hindu Philosophy. Is an Educationalist, and has developed ten Personal Development courses with National Open College. Ramana is from the Shavite Hindu Tradition, she is a Humanitarian, a Teacher, a Trainer, a Hatha Yoga Master, a Medicinal herbalist, a Life coach and mentor and is Currently studying for her Masters in Business Administration.
Working as a consultant in Personal Development meant Ramana was very successful financially and wonderfully happy with her husband and four children. But the family wanted to help others less fortunate, and most importantly wanted their children to learn the universal value 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 classes 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 personal income. And they soon realized they had limited resources, 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 universal values we are helping those who desire to become the most they can be.