Gujarat Harijan Sevak Sangh
This organization works towards the removal of caste discrimination and the upliftment of the poor. They have established a number of hostels such as the Parikshitlal Ashram Shala, which cares for 107 children from the scavenger community. Manav Sadhna began its efforts with this Ashram Shala and continues to help support and maintain all of the hostels.
An NGO based in Los Angeles, that focuses on promoting computer education to institutes in India. They provide new and used computers to urban and rural schools and hostels. Manav Sadhna is a nodal agency for implementing Indian Council’s computer programs in Gujarat.
A circuit board company in Addison, Illinois, whose partners have supported Manav Sadhna from the beginning, and helped start the medical center in the Tekra.
An Ahmedabad based NGO working to support mentally challenged children through skill training, general knowledge, income generation, emotional support, love and guidance. Dedicated to their mission for more than 25 years.
Service Association for the Blind
Chaired by Viren Joshi and Ishwarbhai Patel, this organization runs a residential school in Gandhinagar for 56 blind children from Gujarat villages for the first to tenth standards. Many of its activities are funded, guided and supported by Manav Sadhna. It also receives partial funding from the government.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (www.baou.org)
Located in Ahmedabad, this institute provides distance learning to those who cannot attend school full time due to other obligations. They use satellite technology to connect centers around Gujarat with TV lecturers and experts. BAOU has a total of 142 centers (66 of which have satellite facilities) in villages and cities around Gujarat
An NGO based in Mumbai that works towards impacting the lives of about 2,700 underprivileged children by providing them with a solid educational foundation, developing their self-esteem, preparing them so that they can get a job and fostering fun activities for them to enjoy.
A Silicon Valley based volunteer run organization that helps build web soultions for nonprofit organizations. In 2002, they hosted and supported our Ekta tour and then set up an online portal (www.cShops.org) to market Manav Sadhna and Gramshree handicrafts. Furthermore, by connecting many volunteers and donors to Manav Sadhna, Charity Focus is a partner in promoting the spirit of service.
Be the Cause
Be the Cause is a Network of individuals who not only wish to make a difference in the world, but also wish to change their own lives in the process.Realizing that change must first begin with ourselves, each project that Be the Cause coordinates meets a clearly defined need, but also gives participating volunteers an opportunity to be inspired and feel fulfilled.
An Ahmedabad-based NGO that provides one-year service fellowships to people of Indian origin living abroad. They aim to help these fellows connect with their roots while serving India in areas such as healthcare, education, rural development, capacity building, etc. Indicorps is an extension of the Manav Sadhna family, whose support and volunteers strengthen our mission.
A USA based NGO that aims to bring musical education via classical instruction to students in India. They have initiated and supported two projects with us in which we take the role of the implementors.
Sabarmati Harijan Ashram Trust
This trust operates educational institutions such as the Vinay Mandir and the Primary Teachers College. Manav Sadhna has been involved with the repair, renovation, and building of these complexes and old residential and educational buildings across the Gandhi Ashram with the support of this Trust.
Connect India is a UK organisation that runs events and experiential development programmes to empower British Indians to realise their full potential to make a positive change to the world. Website: http://www.connectindia.org/
The Mehta Family Foundation
The Mehta Family Foundation is an organization dedicated to improving lives through access to education. The Foundation had a modest beginning in 1998 the year of its creation. Starting then and continuing to today, the Mehta Family Foundation awarded interest free loans to students who had limited resources. The Mehta Family Foundation is supporting ten nutrition centers of Manav Sadha and also provides teachers for the students of Parikshitlal Ashramshala (hostel) based in Gandhi Ashram
Motif commenced operations as a software company, and transformed to a customer centric business process outsourcing (BPO) enterprise that excels in rules-based business processes that require human judgment. Motif’s software DNA and continuous improvement methodology constantly produces powerful innovations and process improvements for our clients. Motif has raised the funds for Manav Sadhna through organizing charity walk.
MAM Movies Society was formed to create a platform to engage young filmmakers and media students to volunteer for various NGO’s and social causes by making a film on them. Through it’s various projects and workshops in association with Manav Sadhna, MAM is working on using media for social change and using films and stories as a medium to educate underprivileged kids in Ahmedabad slums. In last 4 years, more than 300 short films have been made at various social causes through volunteer filmmakers.
Free Wheelchair Mission
Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations. Manav Sadhna joined with the Free Wheelchair Mission in 2006 when it received 550 unassembled wheelchairs, prior to which it had conducted surveys to assess the need for the wheelchairs in various villages and slums. Manav Sadhna hired four local youth to help assemble the wheelchairs, which were then distributed to residents of slums and villages in Gujarat and patients identified through the government hospital.
Flowering Tree supports women's development and children's education in Asia. Founded in 2006, Flowering Tree supports women's development projects. Flowering Tree is an organization that has partnered with Manav Sadhna on the Manav Gulzar project. They have provided funding support that has allowed this project to sustain and grow into what it is today. However, their partnership is unlike many other organizations.
Website : http://www.floweringtreeinc.org
Taj Global Understanding
In 2010, Taj Global Understanding a US based non-profit organization,received the blessing and support from the Gujarat State Bharat Scouts & Guides to sponsor an‘Open’ Troop in Ahmedabad. Taj Global Understanding (TGU) reached out to our long time friends at Manav Sadhna to make the dream a reality and bring the tools and knowledge of the scouting program to those in need.
Website : http://www.tajglobalunderstanding.org
The Anganwadi Project (TAP)
The Anganwadi Project has been working since 1999 to develop long-term community partnerships and provide design services that improve disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure and enforce sustainable livelihoods. In 2007 TAP joined forces with Manav Sadhna and Bholu (www.bholu.com) to rebuild 78 Anganwadis on the Tekro. AWF sends teams of skilled volunteers to Manav Sadhna and provides architectural support for these constructions and renovations. These Anganwadis are constructed by local laborers and use largely re-cycled materials in order to support the Manav Sadhna philosophy of ‘Re-Use, Re-Cycle, and Reduce’. So far, Bholu 1-10 have been completed.
Website : http://www. theanganwadiproject.com