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Our little colleagues!

March 28th, 2013 | 3 Comments

Last week we had two bright young fifth graders from the Riverside School interning with us. The main objective of the internship was for them to brush up their photography skills, to learn how to operate within a professional environment and gain some grassroots experience by visiting the communities MAM works with. Aryan and Samveg’s […]

The Family Behind EKATVA

February 12th, 2012 | No Comments

Ekatva has been such an organic journey. Each day for the past few years, a family of 7 Staff Members from Gandhi Ashram-based NGO, Manav Sadhna, have made the EKATVA pilgrimage a reality for our 16 children.  Whether supporting and managing the children’s health, education, emotional ups and downs, family relations and problems, and as […]

Muchos Gratitudos

February 11th, 2012 | No Comments

I love my community. Being in contact with Manav Sadhna provides a richness to daily life that complements regular work in a perfect way. There is always something or other going on; a gathering at Seva Cafe, a volunteer visiting from this place, a group to interact with from that. Last month we hosted Teach […]

A Special Wednesday

February 9th, 2012 | No Comments

It’s that time of the new year, where we we’re blessed to host one of the most amazing guest speakers – Pavi Mehta. What a way to start the year, with ripples of love and acts of kindness. We began our preparations two weeks before her arrival on Feb 1st. There was so much excitement […]

Random acts of beauty

December 10th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Vandana Didi –  The fourth pillar of Manav Sadhna  An extremely talented artist herself, she is one super incubator of random acts of kindness ideas and actually manages to make them happen. I have never seen her depend on anyone else in order to fulfill them. When you meet her, be rest assured that two things will […]

“Work is love made visible”

October 14th, 2011 | No Comments

Seva Cafe has been operating in the spirit of Gift economy for last six years. Recently it took a 3 month retreat to reflect on t’s learnings and how to strenthen the spirit of service. It reopened on 13th Oct for 4 days a weeks. Here’s reflection of Siddharth who is the current volunteer co-ordinator […]

Ekatva Curtain Raiser

October 5th, 2011 | No Comments

Pictures: Rahul Pardasani After a long anticipated wait, finally on 2nd October, Ekatva Team performed it’s first magnificent show in Natrani Theater, Ahmedabad. Ekatva has been a journey of 16 slum children who have been preparing for a dance and dram show on love, peace and oneness. Here’s few moments captured through pictures of the first show. […]

Smile Store

October 2nd, 2011 | 4 Comments

To celebrate the spirit of “Vasudhev Kutumbkam” ( All world is one family) during Joy of Giving week, we started Smile store, a place for sharing, connecting and recycling. Its a complete volunteer run gift store to share our gifts with unknown brothers and sisters. There are no price tags, any one can leave any […]

Ekatva (Oneness) Tour

August 20th, 2011 | No Comments

To spread the message of love, peace and compassion, sixteen children from some of the largest slums of Ahmedabad, Gujarat were selected. Through a nine month audition process they are being trained and developed, by two mentors from Manav Sadhna and teachers from Darpana Academy, to perform a 90-minute dance-drama production sharing Gandhiji’s message of […]

Back to Village

July 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment

“I would like to go to a village and serve” when 24 yr old Jaldip told his mother this, her response was ” That’s good but make sure you choose the most difficult and impoverished village, because if you really want to serve this will be your test and you will know if this what your really […]

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