Amiran White

The Power of Education
Location: Oregon, USA
Nationality: British
Biography: I was born and raised in England, but began my photojournalism career in Portland, OR, stringing for The Associated Press. From there, I spent 10 years working as a staff photographer for daily papers in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Since... read on
Public Story
The Power of Education
Credits: amiran white
Date of Work: 11/18/09 - 03/28/10
Updated: 05/08/20
Location: Baliganapalli

Shanti Bhavan, meaning 'Haven of Peace', is a residential school in south India. The free school offers a select group of children from India's lowest caste- the untouchables- the best education possible, enabling the students to dream of becoming doctors and astronauts rather than the rag-picker and cleaner jobs they would have been destined for. The school has also given the children a rare opportunity to create their own community away from the prejudices of their society.
Dr. Abraham George, from New York, started the project through his belief that education can change people’s lives more than anything else.
“It is something,” said George, “that can be given and never taken away- the power of education.”