The Untdi Vibhag Kelavni Mandal trust started the middle school in Untdi for the surrounding area in 1919 with 32 students. The school building was rebuilt in 1958 with the help of students, teachers and many village people and was renamed "Lok Vidyalaya Untadi." The school building, now in very dilapidated condition, produced many great students over the years who have launched successful careers. The school has continued to remain the hub of education for not only Untdi, but many of the surrounding villages including Malvan, Dharasana, Umarsadi, Jespore, Dungri and others and serves a population of roughly 10,000 individuals.
The Untdi Vibhag Kelavni Mandal trust, in collaboration with the Desai Foundation, created a vision for a formal and informal education center for the community of 40,000 people in the surrounding villages, thus was born Shantaben Vidhyabhavan.
The objective of Shantaben Vidhyabhavan is to bring the town and surrounding villages into the 21 century for social and economic sustainability through enhanced education, training and knowledge enrichment. To fulfill these activities the plan envisions several program areas listed below, as well as a library.