Hostel roof renovation
Manav Sadhna is based at the Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram at Sabarmati, Ahmedabad with a mission 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.
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In 1932, Mahatma Gandhi established the Gujrat Harijan Sevak Sangh to give impoverished children of the Valmiki (Harijan) community a value based education. The Valmiki community is generally associated with sweeping and civic sanitation duties, and often face discrimination. 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.
During one of the monsoon seasons, there were roof leaks that made life quite miserable for the students of the Parikshit Lal Ashramshala. Manav Sadhna started on the project to build a new roof. After looking at the drafs and parts requirement for the renovation, they 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.
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