Posts Tagged "AVANI"

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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AVANI and Gandhi for Children Update 2014

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

AVANI and Gandhi for Children Update 2014

Originally Posted on the GWEI website:  AVANI Eco-Dome Development Update 2014 AVANI is one of the stops on the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India For the Holiday and New Year we have a composite of images & notes relating to the AVANI Domes progress… Just in time for the monsoon rains last September, the exterior of the main dome structure at the five acre site was completed. The rains actually assisted in the curing and hardening process of the mud based plaster finish.* Registering for College  Aruna and Mehndi glance at a copy of the college admissions paperwork for the school of science and math. Aruna will be the first AVANI student to continue with her...

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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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SuperAdobe in Kolhapur India!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

SuperAdobe in Kolhapur India!

To commemorate Gandhi’s first civil resistance 120th anniversary we are happy to make the following exciting announcement about our Superadobe initiative… After three years of intensive research, architectural programming, design, development and budgeting by GWEI and AVANI (see Catalyst House October 22 2012 and GWEI January 5 2013) the first two of up to 16 Superadobe earthen-based dome structures take shape on a five acre plot of rural farmland just south of Kolhapur, India. The Times of India (The largest English language newspaper) featured an article on our Superadobe utilization on Saturday, June 1st. A group of four volunteers specialists in both...

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