Our mission (who we are)

Chaitanya means:

energy that sustains life

The name recognizes the life force that exists in all of us — even those who are called intellectually and developmentally disabled.

Chaitanya Educational Foundation (CEF) was started in 1995 to serve the cause of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CEF currently runs school in Bangalore, India to serve this population in a residential neighborhood


Board of Directors

  • President: Sunita Shastry
  • Secretary / Treasurer: Prasad Shastry
  • Member:¬†Mary Shallbetter
  • Member: Joe Shallbetter

Chaitanya Trust Bangalore, India Board of Trustees

  • Anasuya Sastry
  • Chaya Seetaram
  • MLGK Prasad