Education is a Child’s Fundamental Right!

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Support Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and the Children of AVANI  

Education Can Light the Way! – Anuradha Bhosale

Gandhi Tour visits AVANI children
Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (GWEI) has a vision to provide the imperiled children of India with a safe place where they will be housed and fed while they receive training to prepare them for a life outside the prison of poverty. GWEI works in partnership with AVANI and the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation in achieving this vision.  

Photo: Anuradha Bhosale of AVANI leads Gandhi Legacy Tour participants through a brickyard labor camp in Kolhapur, India.  The tour participants are witnessing first hand the conditions AVANI is working in and which the children are living. Participants are on their way to see where AVANI conducts educational classes for the rescued child laborers.  The classes are held inside of the labor camps in makeshift tents.  

Child Labor in IndiaAVANI rescues Indian children from forced labor brickyards, sex trafficking, provides them with food and educational nourishment, and provides them with the sense of belonging to a community, which they may never have had before.

For 17 years, AVANI has worked for the educational rights of child laborers and works with children for their rights.


Children of AVANI in Kolhapur IndiaThese are a few of the children of AVANI participants met on the Gandhi Legacy Tour.  Many of these children come from the nomadic families providing labor in the brickyards.  AVANI, GWEI and the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation are unified in their support of a child’s fundamental right to an education.  

Please visit Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute to find out how you can support the children of AVANI and their fundamental right to an education.  Thank you!

 AVANI is actively working with children for their rights!  

The Indian Constitution gives the following rights to all Indian Children:

(1) Right to Live

(2) Right to Development (education)

(3) Right to Health

(4) Right to Recreation

(5) Right to Participation


lynnea2 The BoardLynnea Bylund is managing director of Gandhi Legacy Tours, Director of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, founder of Catalyst House and has nearly three decades of experience in administration, marketing and business development. She was a nationally recognized spokeswoman for the emerging alternative video and information delivery industries. She has a degree in holistic health-nutrition from the legendary and controversial health educator and activist Dr. Kurt Donsbach, she is the founder of two not-for-profit small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder.

Ms. Bylund is a founder and former CEO of a Washington DC telecommunications consulting and management company with holdings in several operating and developmental wireless communications systems and companies. In 1995 Lynnea became the first female in the world to be awarded a Broadband PCS operating permit – she was one of only 17 winners, along with Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon in the biggest cash auction in world history, raising a whopping $8 billion. Lynnea also spear-headed the successful effort to launch the first cable TV network in the South Pacific islands.
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