Posts Tagged "India"

New Gandhi Tour Grants for Youth!

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

New Gandhi Tour Grants for Youth!

Originally Posted at GWEI Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (“GWEI”) Board of Directors has established the “Essay of Excellence”, a youth “Gandhi Legacy Tour Travel Grant” program.   Two travel grants will be awarded annually – one for the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India (Dec 29 – Jan 12, 2015-2016) and the other for the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa (May 31 – June 15, 2015.)  Both tours will be led by Arun Gandhi and his son Tushar.  Aligning with with United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC)  Youth Forum, admonition “Giving young people a voice in development”, GWEI partnered with the Rochester, NY-based MK Gandhi Institute of...

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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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We must be the change we wish to see in the world!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

We must be the change we wish to see in the world!

Dear Friends, With the increase in violence and economic disparities all over the world I am sure you are, like everyone else, concerned about the future. This is why more than ever Gandhi’s prophetic words: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world” become meaningful. But how do we change and what can we do to make this world a better place for future generations?  It is always little acts of kindness that make a big difference. The world will not change until we change nor will there be peace in the world until we know what peace means and how can we become peaceful ourselves. As part of my grandfather’s philosophy of nonviolence he...

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Day 06 (6th December): Rajkot Khaddi Cooperative

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments

Day 06 (6th December): Rajkot Khaddi Cooperative

Day 6 will be a day visit to Khadi Cooperative in Rajkot. If there is one single object that can epitomise Gandhi’s philosophy and solution, it is the charkha or spinning wheel. When he boycotted foreign goods and services, he introduced an alternative: swadeshi, which means ‘of one’s own country’. He exemplified the practice of spinning cotton into khaadi as a means to one’s liberation, and exemption from reliance on others.  Therefore, khadi became, and still remains the symbol of self-employment and self-reliance and many people today find a connection to Bapu, the Father of the Nation, through the act of spinning the wheel. Accommodations: Imperial Palace Rajkot...

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Day 07 (7th December): Ahmedabad Sabarmati Ashram

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments

Day 07 (7th December): Ahmedabad Sabarmati Ashram

Arrive Ahmedabad at 6:30 AM – Early check-in will be subject to availability of the day Upon arrival at the Ahmedabad Railway Station the group will be transferred to the The Pride Hotel where we will enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, we will visit the Sabarmati Ashram and Manav Sadhana an NGO based in the Gandhi Ashram.  “Manav Sadhanda is dedicated to the upliftment of the under privileged through love.”    In 1990 a group of young people inspired by Gandhian values, started Manav Sadhana. What began as a daily ritual of playing with street children under one of the trees in Sabarmati Ashram, bloomed into an NGO providing children with...

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