Posts Tagged "Kolhapur"

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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January 01: Kolhapur / Lonavala

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January 01: Kolhapur / Lonavala

We will enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel and after breakfast, the group will drive to Lonavala. We will not stop at the Aga Khan Palace along the way this year (2018) as it is closed on Monday.  We will engage in considerations and debrief about the history, the tour, our visits while on the bus further bonding as a group.   We will visit the Aga Khan Palace in Pune which is a national monument of India’s freedom movement. Following the launch of Quit India movement in 1942, Gandhi, his wife Kasturba, and his secretary Mahadev Desai were imprisoned at the Palace from August 9, 1942 to May 6, 1944.   Mahadev and Kasturba passed away while in captivity at...

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Happy New Year, This Year’s Gandhi Legacy is Underway!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy New Year, This Year’s Gandhi Legacy is Underway!

Happy New Year to all of our friends, old and new! This year’s Gandhi Legacy Tour is just starting its 4th day, with images and notes streaming in from several social media sources.  We will gather and post them here as we discover them! Day 2 – The children of AVANI assemble to meet and greet our travelers in Kolhapur – always a special day for the children entrusted in our care! The Gandhi ‘ Legacians’, as Tushar Gandhi calls our distinguished group of Legacy travelers, inspect the brickyards where many children (and parents) work under squalid bonded labor conditions – and listen to Anuradha Bhosale, Kolhaphur’s ‘Bandit...

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Gandhi Center for Learning, Kohlapur, India

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi Center for Learning, Kohlapur, India

www.gandhitour.info “If you want to be inspired, see how these beautiful children of India are rising above poverty toward lives of health, joy and contributions to society. Arun Gandhi and his institute are supporting the building of a school and Gandhi Center for Learning for some amazing kids in Kolhapur, India. If it were not for the efforts of teachers and organizers steeped in Gandhian principles they could easily have falllen victim to endemic hunger, child slavery and child labor. Our thanks to Arun Gandhi, Anuradha Bhosale, Scott Kafora and many others for continuing the compassionate healing work of Mohandas Gandhi.” – Kell Kearns and Cynthia Lukas, Globalized...

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