Helping the helpers

The Mehta Family Foundation has supported the renovations for the Volunteer House at Manav Sadhna. The Manav Sadhna volunteer program welcomes folks from around the globe to join hands for the local coomunity. These volunteers sow meaningful seeds of change in the community.  They have impacted and inspired the community with their tireless efforts in education, healthcare, nutrition, community building, creative learning, mentorship and more.

The Volunteer House provides separate facilities for men and women. Both facilities are equipped with kitchen and appliances.

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