Built on the shoulders of the AVANI Residential School for Children, under the superb leadership of Anuradha Bhosale the Sunanda Gandhi Memorial School* will partner with Avani and expand its courageous work. Five acres of land have been acquired in the village Vashi on the outskirts of the city of Kolhapur. The hope is to build a comprehensive campus with residential quarters, classrooms, laboratories, workshops for various kinds of vocational training, handicraft classes and subsistence farming and a dairy.
*Editor’s note: Sunanda Memorial School has been renamed Gandhi Center for Leaning
The children will get fresh vegetables, fruits, and milk for their daily in-take. In addition, the children and their parents will be taught scientific, organic farming. The campus will be environmentally friendly, using and developing alternative technologies for various daily uses. Artisans from the community will teach traditional arts and crafts. These are just a few of the attributes we hope to achieve with the Sunanda Gandhi Memorial Home and School.
The Sunanda Gandhi Memorial Home and School will also address another dilemma affecting poor children -
Avani is a wonderful program that needs more support.
With your support, the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute has been able to raise and allocate $120,000 (USD) to AVANI in support of the school’s immediate need to maintain ongoing operations and care for its children.
|A Model for the World
The Sunanda Gandhi Memorial Home and School meets 7 of the 8 millennium goals set by the United Nations for this decade. What happens at this school could provide institutions in other countries with a blueprint for change.