Join the Gandhi Legacy Tour along with Arun Gandhi – Visit Anuradha Bhosale at AVANI

Join the Gandhi Legacy Tour along with Arun plus Tushar Gandhi and visit

Anuradha Bhosale at the AVANI Residential School-Gandhi Center for Learning.

Sample Itinerary

December 31, 2013 (Tuesday): Kolhapur

Upon arrival at the Kolhapur Rayson Regency Hotel, check in and enjoy a breakfast buffet. Today, you will visit various migrant workers’ camps; see brickyard sites and learn of the issues relating to child labor. After discontinuing child labor practices at the brickyard sites, AVANI has established teaching locations for the children where students convene in makeshift tent schools.  After lunch, visit the site for the AVANI Residential School Gandhi Center for Learning.  

AVANI is a small and extremely devoted team directed by Anuradha Bhosale, determined to wipe out child labor in the brickyard worksites near Kolhapur, India.

Nomadic families migrate to these brickyards for a period from October-May each year and live in very small dwellings without proper nourishment and clothing. All family members, including young children, work for the brick kilns mainly paying the interest on loans owed to the brick owners. AVANI staff exposes child exploitation and provide teaching in makeshift tents at the brickyard locations.  [Read more…]

Gandhi Center for Learning, Kohlapur, India

“If you want to be inspired, see how these beautiful children of India are rising above poverty toward lives of health, joy and contributions to society. Arun Gandhi and his foundation are supporting the building of a school for some amazing kids in Kolhapur, India. If it were not for the efforts of teachers and organizers steeped in Gandhian principles they could easily have fallen victim to endemic hunger, child slavery and child labor. Our thanks to Arun Gandhi, Anuradha Bhosale, Scott Kafora and many others for continuing the compassionate healing work of Mohandas Gandhi.” – Kell Kearns and Cynthia Lukas, Globalized Soul