Eco-friendly hot water
The Mehta Family Foundation has provided, numerous improvements to the rooms and infrastructure at the hostel of Manav Sadhna. The Foundation has sponsored several structural repairs to the hostel as well as funded a solar hot water system for the girl’s hostel. This fulfills the basic requirement of hot water in an eco-friendly manner.
About Manav Sadhna
Manav Sadhna is based at the Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram at Sabarmati, Ahmedabad. It’s mission is to serve socio-economically neglected segments of society in the slums of Ahmedabad. In executing this mission, Manav Sadhna is guided by Mahatma Gandhi’s unshakable beliefs in love, peace, truth, non-violence and compassion.
In 1932, Mahatma Gandhi established the Gujrat Harijan Sevak Sangh to give impoverished children of the Valmiki (Harijan) community a value based education. Under the Sangh, Padmashree Ishwarbhai Patel started an after-school residential program called the Parikshitlal Majmudar Ashramshala (hostel) at the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram in 1979. The children attend full-time government school across the street, and at the hostel, they receive food, a place to live and supplemental education.
Currently there are 105 children living at the hostel enrolled in standards one to eight. The children at the hostel are given admission, uniforms, school bags, books, notebooks and useful equipment free of cost.
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Mehta Family Foundation Projects with Manav Sadhna
Nutrition Centers at Manav Sadhna
Mahatma Gandhi Volunteer House
After-school tutions for underprivileged students
Roof renovations at Parikshitlal Ashramshala Hostel
Kitchen at the Parikshitlal Ashramshala, Gandhi Ashram