A Trusteeship of Intention

AVANI, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and Mahatma Gandhi Foundation came together with an intention to serve the children and in doing so serve whom Bapu (Gandhi) held dearest, ‘Poorest of poor and weakest of weak’. ‘Child trafficking’ is a newly coined fancy term for the age old practice of exploiting and abusing the weak and […]

Anuradha Bhosale to Speak at Vanguard University!

Anti Child Labor and Women’s Rights Hero from India, Anuradha Bhosale, to Speak at Vanguard University  Open to the public, renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in the Kolhapur district of India will speak Monday April 15th at 7:30 at Vanguard University Heath Building Room 100 Orange County CA – April 14, 2013: Anuradha […]

Indian Human Rights Activist Rescues Child Laborers

Every morning at 6:00, the children that Anuradha Bhosale has rescued from labor in the nearby brickyards gather to practice yoga. After a simple breakfast and assigned chores, those of school age go off to classes at the government school.  Images by Scott Kafora / Teysha For the past 17 years, Anuradha Bhosale has lived […]

AVANI In The News!

Times of India story featuring Arun Gandhi, Anuradha Bhosale, and AVANI, fighting forced child labor! Times of India AVANI story from KOLHAPUR

The Bandit Queen* of the Social Movement

Guest post by: Dr. Sunilkumar Lavate, Principal, Mahaveer College, Kolhapur *[EDITOR'S NOTE: India's previous 'Bandit Queen', Phulan Devi (at right), was a seasoned bandit of north India. An ordinary village woman, she was abducted by outlaws and raped. She escaped and turned herself into a 'bandit queen' and avenged all of her assailants. After undergoing […]

Anuradha on the Plight of India’s Impoverished Children

Ms. Anuradha Bhosale graduated from the Tata School of Social Sciences and decided to educate children living in the slums of Kolhapur, 200 miles south of Bombay (Mumbai). She found that the children could not come to a school because they had to work during the day to supplement the parent's income. Note: THIS is […]

Anuradha Bhosale to Attend U.S. Gatherings

Soon Anuradha Bhosale will travel from India to the U.S. to attend meetings and other gatherings in Chicago, Rochester NY, for the express purpose of raising awareness in continuing support for the GWEI-AVANI Child Education Residence in Kolhapur India. During her visit stateside,scheduled for June of this year, Ms. Bhosale will speak at gatherings hosted […]

Anuradha Bhosale and the Untouchable Revolution

Guest post by: Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner Founding Editors | Be Magazine | www.bemagazine.org India has the largest number in the world of children not in school. Like the carpetbaggers of John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” migrant laborers travel with their families across the Indian countryside in search of work. They set up […]

Anuradha Bhosale Nominated for Human Rights Award

Global Exchange will award one People’s Choice honoree in 2012. The People’s Choice honoree will receive $1,000 in honor of their work and will be recognized at this year’s Human Rights Awards celebration on May 10, 2012. Please join us in voting for our very own Anuradha Bhosale, a renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor […]

Anuradha Bhosale rescues child laborers and rehabilitates them

Jeevaba Nana Park, where the Avani residential home is located is 7 kilometers from Kolhapur city. Avani is working on the prevention of the many aspects of child exploitation. With scarcity of infrastructure and help of local donors is trying to support children from the deprived classes. The children are provided food, clothes, shelter, proper […]

Local Hero Rescues Girl Sold by Her Father

Source: Sakal Daily In the streets of a small town, Kagal, some citizens had noticed a small girl of 9 years tending a bunch of donkeys. They came to know from her that she was sold by her drunkard father to a local owner of a brick kiln. Her plight was brought to the notice […]

GoPhil Helps AVANI & Rescued Child Laborers

In September of 2010, GoPhilanthropic visited its partners – AVANI school in Kolhpur, India who provide shelter and education for 36 children who have been rescued from a life of forced child labor. All of the children now attend school and thanks to the dedication of AVANI Director Anuradha Bhosale and others on her team, […]

Vote Now! YouTube Good Work Contest

YouTube is rewarding creatives for doing good work for good causes with their Good Work contest. We have produced a 60-second video that looks at the Good Work of Anuradha Bhosale and Avani at the Kolhapur Brick Kilns, empowering women and feeding and teaching children and rescuing them from forced labour. Produced by myself and shot […]

America to Kolhapur: A Mahatma Gandhi inspired Journey

GWEI Directors Anuradha Bhosale, Jean Williams, and Scott Kafora were just featured in the DNA Mumbai news! ———- From America to Kolhapur: The journey Mahatma Gandhi inspired By Mohsin Mulla | DNA News | Friday, Aug 27, 2010 Over 60 years after he died, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi continues to find followers globally. […]