Posts by Lynnea

Cradle of Humankind

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Cradle of Humankind

 Cradle of Humankind The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. It is the world’s richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils.  Read more click here 5.28.2017 (arrive in Johannesburg by evening) Welcome to South Africa! On arrival you, make your way to the Hotel Shuttle Bus Terminal for your complimentary shuttle to the Emperor’s Palace (Approx 5 mins) 3 nights at Emperor’s Palace on a Bed & Breakfast basis 5.29.2017 Cradle of Humankind Tour 5.30.2017 Visit to the Satyagraha House 5.31.2017 Take the shuttle back to Johannesburg Airport Flight South African...

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MarketPlace | SHARE Handwork of India

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

MarketPlace | SHARE Handwork of India

Pushpika in her own words shares with the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India group how MarketPlace|SHARE came to life. During the 2009-2010 Legacy Tour of India, the delegation visited Marketplace|SHARE after a devastating monsoon rips through their offices and the slum communities they serve.  They lost everything and it was shortly before the big earthquake in Haiti.  When Marketplace|SHARE community heard the news of what happened in Haiti and how it affected the people, they agreed as a community that everything they made and sold for one month would be donated to the Haitians affected by the earthquake.   MarketPlace: Handwork of India grew out of a very small-scale...

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Two Documentary films by Kasturi Gandhi
Stories of Shoemakers and Weavers

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Two Documentary films by Kasturi Gandhi  Stories of Shoemakers and Weavers

The documentary was created as part of curated exhibition of Rohi: Stories of the Shoemakers of Kachchh. It was fifth curated exhibition and for year 2015 we choose leather craft. It narrates lives and work of leather artisans (belong to Meghwal community) of Kachchh. This is a result of 4 months of field work in the various leather craft producing clusters of Kachchh. This master piece was created by Kasturi Gandhi, a movie maker based in Mumbai. The following video is a documentary movie on the lives and work of women weavers who are associated with recycled plastic weaving project of Khamir. It narrates the various dimensions of their lives and how a small initiative...

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Manav Sadhana, an NGO based in Sabarmati Ashram

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Manav Sadhana, an NGO based in Sabarmati Ashram

On previous tours, we visited the “Manav Sadhna, an NGO based in the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, which is dedicated to the upliftment of the underprivileged through love.” Manav Sadhana – In 1990, a team of young volunteers, inspired by Gandhian values, began gathering under the branches of a tree in the Gandhi Ashram every Saturday to play with street children. They provided the children with a nutritional meal and taught them about basic hygiene by cutting their nails and bathing them. This activity quickly came together into a full time endeavor working to brighten the future of underprivileged children.  Today, from a quiet corner in the Gandhi Ashram,...

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Pretoria Highlights

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Pretoria Highlights

In 1894 Gandhi helped found the Natal Indian Congress, to unify local Indians into a political force, and became the first secretary.  In September of the same year, Gandhi became the first Indian to be enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Natal.  Gandhi felt firsthand what it was like to be discriminated upon, he struggled to find a hotel in Johannesburg and the Grand National Hotel would not allow him to eat in hotel dining room.  The Central Baptist Church turned Gandhi away and would not let him enter a white church. At the meeting held in the Empire Theater in Johannesburg, Gandhi introduced the idea of Satyagraha resistance through non-cooperative,...

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