AVANI Eco-Dome Development Update

For the Holiday and New Year we have a composite of images & notes relating to the AVANI Domes progress… Just in time for the monsoon rains last September, the exterior of the main dome structure at the five acre site was completed. The rains actually assisted in the curing and hardening process of the mud […]

Superadobe Shelters Rising in Kolhapur!

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s first act of non-violent civil resistance we are happy to make the following exciting announcement… After three years of intensive research, architectural programming, design, development and budgeting by GWEI, Mahatma Gandhi Foundation and AVANI (see Catalyst House October 22 2012 and GWEI January 5 2013) the first two of up to 16 Superadobe earthen-based […]

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 […]

Bapu’s Birthday sees Prep for Gandhi Center Expansion

Scott's video below shows the work that was taking place to prepare for the next phase of development of the first (of many!) Gandhi Center for Learning. This is a moderately large video file size and is 5-1/2 minutes long. It is best viewed after it downloads completely to your monitor. Guest Post from photo-journalist and […]

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. […]

Gandhi Institute Efforts against Child Trafficking Highlighted in BBC Special Report

Gandhi organization’s efforts to combat forced child labor and trafficking will be one of the featured examinations on this week’s BBC World News – the Fast Track series. View BBC report here – Gandhi’s grandson helps India’s poor August 12, 2010 / Wauconda, IL / Dr. Arun Gandhi, President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute […]

Progress Report from Jean Williams

Here is the latest report from Jean Williams. Good wishes.  — Arun —————————– Editor’s Note: Revised/Updated 4/8/2011 To the GWEI Board – Besides concentrating on the early phases of design, we would like to to share examples of other undertakings of involvement with the Avani School. Scott has illustrated the information I collected and compiled. […]