Charity information

Shishukunj

Shishukunj is a secular organisation and has been working in London for over 40 years. It focuses on holistic development for children (physical, mental, spiritual) and organises unique activities to instil morals and positive values in children from the age of 2 years old, to make them responsible and respected leaders of tomorrow’s society irrespective of caste, colour, creed and religion. Shishukunj aims to recognise and realise potential in all children and provides a nourishing environment.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    Shishukunj - meaning “Garden of Children”. The name Shishukunj is derived from Sanskrit. Our Shishukunj symbol reflects the essence of our philosophy and ethos. A child is like the blossoming bud that develops under the nurturing care of the beautiful flower.

    Baal Devo Bhava – Let Every Bud Bloom.
    In Sanskrit meaning, every child is potentially divine.

    Shishukunj provides nourishing activities through holistic development, whilst respecting and remembering that “The Child Is The Father Of Man”.

    The main objectives of Shishukunj are:

    To advance the education of young people and children
    To instruct young people in the principles of discipline, loyalty and good citizenship
    To relieve poverty, distress and sickness amongst children and young people
    To advance Indian religions and cultures amongst children and young people

    Role models are important in Shishukunj, with a strong emphasis placed on ensuring that children are exposed to behaviours and perspectives that develop decent citizens. Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda form the inspiration here. Their philosophies with regard to respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation, standing strong in the face of ignorance underpin our approach to nurture. Our approach to activities is rooted in the principles of educationalists like Maria Montessori and Gijubhai Badheka, both of whom encouraged education to be delivered through the medium of fun and play. By discovering their hidden talents many doors will open

  • Aims

    Shishukunj aims to:

    • To advance the education of young people and children
    • To instruct young people in the principles of discipline, loyalty and good citizenship
    • To relieve poverty, distress and sickness amongst children and young people
    • To advance religions and cultures amongst children and young people
  • Overview

    Established: March 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 284206

    Board members: 19

    Part time staff: 25

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 02083811818

    Address: 25-27 High Street, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EE

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