Posts Tagged "Anuradha Bhosale"

AVANI Children’s Home Challenge

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

AVANI Children’s Home Challenge

Originally Posted at GWEI Of the estimated 85 million child laborers in India today, over 40,000 of them work in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Many of these children have been sold or forced into hazardous occupations and commercial sex work.  Girls suffer the most. It is AVANI’s mission to work alongside children from the homeless, migrant and nomadic communities. AVANI does this by conducting surveys to identify children at risk, rescue those children in need,  and provide them with food, clothes, shelter, healthcare, rehabilitation and an education up to grade-level 10 and beyond. In 2005, a group of migrant laborers requested that Anuradha Bhosale...

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Interview with Anuradha Bhosale Part 2

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview with Anuradha Bhosale Part 2

Continuing from part one, my interview with Anuradha Bhosale, Kolhapur India activist, social reformer and local hero, shares additional deep insights and reflections with us. LB: What was the worst story of exploitation that you can share with us? AB: The worst story of exploitation has occurred in my own life.   My mother-in-law and sister-in-law harassed me right from the beginning. I was ruthlessly used as a house maid by all of the in-laws numbering seven in all. I was working at that time with Verala Development Society (VDS) at Sangli town.  That involved travelling every day 65 miles to and fro, office or field work from 11 to 6.  Each day l reached home not...

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Interview with Anuradha Bhosale

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview with Anuradha Bhosale

Interview with Anuradha Bhosale of AVANI originally published at the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute Blog: AVANI is one of the stops the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India makes each year. Anuradha Bhosale is a highly cherished hero to thousands of impoverished children and their families. Ms Bhosale is a renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in Kolhapur, India where more than 35,000 children are involved in daily labor for local industries. A former child-laborer herself at the age of six, she has spent the past 20 years fighting for the prevention of child exploitation, labor, trafficking, and female infanticide. Anuradha Bhosale is a...

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Education is a Child’s Fundamental Right!

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

Education is a Child’s Fundamental Right!

Support Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and the Children of AVANI   Education Can Light the Way! – Anuradha Bhosale The 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...

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December 31: Kolhapur AVANI

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Legacy Tour 2017-18 | 0 comments

December 31: Kolhapur AVANI

Upon arrival at the Kolhapur Citrus Hotel, check in and enjoy a breakfast buffet. Today, you will visit various migrant workers’ camps; see brickyard sites and learn of the issues relating to child labor. After discontinuing child labor practices at the brickyard sites, AVANI has established teaching locations for the children where students convene in makeshift tent schools.  After lunch, visit the site for the AVANI Residential School Gandhi Center for Learning.   AVANI is a small and extremely devoted team directed by Anuradha Bhosale, determined to wipe out child labor in the brickyard work sites near Kolhapur, India. Nomadic families migrate to these brickyards for...

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