Hostel roof renovation
During one of the monsoon seasons, there were roof leaks that made life quite miserable for the students of the Parikshit Lal Ashramshala school at Manav Sadhna. Manav Sadhna started on the project to build a new roof and reached out to the Mehta Family Foundation for support. The Mehta Family Foundation, with help of the local community, volunteers and workers helped Manav Sadhna’s build a new roof for the school.
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
Solar water heater at the Pariksitlal Ashramshala girl’s hostel
Kitchen at the Parikshitlal Ashramshala, Gandhi Ashram