We could not do this work without our amazing partners who support us through collaboration, funds, volunteers, resources, good will and so much more.
A social business and has been operating in the UK, marketing products for Gramshree and Earn N Learn (Manav Sadhna) since December 2010, their mission is to market ethical, handmade products that strengthen the communities they come from through sustaining livelihoods.
Be Free www.befree.com.au
An Australian company with Gujarat presence that delivers outsourced accounting solutions and help businesses improve efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining their back office functions. They have a been a key supporter of Paryavaran Mitra.
Looking to the future, this company provide services and products to meet the demands of tomorrow. They have initiated the Curio-tech project, teaching our kids about life-relavant, technology related lie skills to better prepare them for everyday life.
Compassionate Chef's Café www.compassionatechefs.org
A San Francisco-based non-profit organization with the single goal to help children locally and globally. They help the Tenderloin After School Program (TASP) and Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India to uplift the lives of young children in need of assistance. CCC was the first and a constant pillar of support for the EKATVA program
De Montefort University www.dmu.ac.uk
Through their Square Mile India Program, DMU sends student volunteers to Manav Sadhna to gain immersive service experience while also helping strengthen our projects. They have initiated the Dream Home Project in our Loving Community, with students helping to build homes, one at a time, for this low-income flood-prone community.
Desai Family Foundation www.thedesaifoundation.o
Founded in 1997, the Desai Foundation is now a robust public and programmatic organization working to empower women and children through health and livelihood in India and the U.S. The Foundation believes that empowering local community members to run projects leads to the best results. And that restoring dignity is at the center of helping people to dream beyond their circumstances. The Foundation currently supports our Scouts programs in both Manav Gulzar and Manav Jatan.
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 website:
Dreams Foundations dreamsfoundations.org
To strengthen aspiring individuals who have skill or talent and are willing to work hard but lack the means to do so. We aim to support these individuals in their entrepreneurial initiatives so that they can overcome the cycle of poverty they are trapped in. We do this by providing seed funding to very simple but promising ideas and livelihood initiatives at grassroot level, through interest free loans and grants.
Dry Creek Charity www.drycreekcharity.org
Dry Creek Charity provides funds and frameworks for altruistic work almost anywhere. DCC focuses on grassroots, collaboration and getting-the-job-done. We will lead, ride “shotgun” or even occupy the backseat as new opportunities are uncovered and projects embraced. Dry Creek has been a big supporter of the Manav Mitra Community Center and its activities.
Empty Hands www.emptyhandsmusic.com
A heartfelt initiative started by the humble and inspiring Nimesh (Nimo) Patel is to spread seeds of goodness in the world through selfless service, music, and love. All of Empty Hands Music's offerings are gifts to the world.
Flowering Tree www.floweringtree.org
Founded in 2006, the non-profit organization supports women's development and children's education in Asia. They have partnered with Manav Sadhna to enable the Manav Gulzar project. Their funding support and personal involvement has allowed this project to sustain and grow into what it is today.
God My Silent Partner Foundation www.gmspfoundation.org
GMSP Foundation invests in women and girls as agents of transformative change in the UK and India.
Gyan Shala gyanshala.org
Working to address the schooling quality gaps and help India improve its ranking in social development indicators Gyan Shala is trying to evolved a cost-effective total solution model for quality school education and aims to enable every child from poor urban and rural family attain learning levels of school education similar to that of children in elite schools.
ICDS, Govt of Gujarat
In 1975, the Government of India launched the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) to improve the health and nutrition of slum children. Currently, there are 36,000 ICDS centers in Gujarat. Manav Sadhna has joined hands with the ICDS program to run 89 Anganwadis (preschools) in the Vadaj and Sabarmati slum communities
Ladies’ Circle India www.ladiescircleindia.org
Organized of the wives of members Round Table India, this non-profit offers opportunities for serving the community, for fostering and strengthening friendships between like minded young women and helps create a better understanding of the obligations one owes to the society.
Mega Circuit www.megacircuit.com
A circuit board company in Addison, Illinois, whose partners have been pivotal supporters of Manav Sadhna from the beginning, They helped start the Community Health Clinic and continue to support it while contributing to programs such as Anna Daan.
One Global Family Foundation https://www.oneglobalfamilyfoundation.org/
Dedicated to helping feed hundred of poor and homeless every week, they provide humanitarian aid globally to areas prone to natural disasters. They also provide funding and organize support for educational interfaith and peace building projects/ conferences/ scholarships, etc.
Project Ahimsa www.projectahimsa.org
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 implementers.
Science in Life (SIL) http://manavgulzar.org/projects/science-in-life-sil/
Soham Bhatt, a self-taught homeschooler and volunteer started this initiative in September 2017with the vision of creating the world a better place through science. Working to impart top quality science and math knowledge to underprivileged children, SIL runs a number of programs and interventions with the support of global and Indian volunteers who are keen to impart science and math knowledge.
Teach for India www.teachforindia.org
This fellowship program is an opportunity for India’s brightest and most promising youth, to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools. Through this experience of teaching in classrooms and working with key education stakeholders, our Fellows are exposed to the grassroots realities of India’s education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in education and identify their role in building a wider movement for educational equity in the country
Team Seva www.teamseva.org
Working to break the cycle of poverty in India’s underserved communities by empowering children with education, the organization requests donors to pledge monthly amounts starting as little as $15 and up. With this structure, the organization continues to thrive and help those that need it most. Team Seva has been critical to supporting and growing the Manav Seva Community Center.
The Anganwadi Project (TAP) www.theanganwadiproject.com
Working since 1999 to develop long-term community partnerships and provide design services that improve disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure and enforce sustainable livelihoods, TAP joined forces with Manav Sadhna and Bholu (www.bholu.com) in 2007 to rebuild 78 Anganwadis in the Tekro. TAP 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 promote the philosophy of ‘Re-Use, Re-Cycle, and Reduce’. So far, Bholu 1-16 have been completed.
The Bindi Project www.bindiproject.org
Founded by Sunil Desai, Ariana Rabindranath, and Kayla Bakshi with the aim to improve the lives of women and girls in India by reversing the injustice and immorality of gender-based violence, discrimination, and exploitation as well as a steadfast belief that the enormous magnitude of the problem is itself a threat to global security
The Mehta Family Foundation www.mehtafamilyfoundation.org
With a modest beginning in 1998, the Foundation’s objective is to empower people through its philanthropic activities. From that start, the Foundation has grown and expanded into higher education, capacity building, poverty alleviation, and medical research. It provides educational loans to students, funds university scholarships, medical research, and child welfare projects. Today it is generating opportunities on two continents. The Mehta Family Foundation is currently supporting our Asha Project
The Youth Project www.typuk.org
The Youth Project is a global movement of young people who fight to make the world a better place. We aim to give everyone in the world equal opportunities in life regardless of personal circumstances.
Service Space www.servicespace.org
Service Space is an all-volunteer-run organization that leverages technology to inspire greater volunteerism. It's a space to explore our own relationship with service and our interconnection with the rest of the world. Service Space allows our inherent generosity to blossom out into small acts of service for the community around us. It's a space to learn how outer change is closely tied to our own inner transformation. It's about changing ourselves, to change the world.
This school brings their students every year on a field trip to Ahmedabad, where they interact with out kids and lead sessions in art. Many of the students have returned to serve in a more meaningful way.
Verein für internationalen und interkulturellen Austausch (VIA e.V.) www.via-ev.org/
Running since 1992 with the vision to offer opportunities for everyone to get involved in the world, the organization coordinates voluntary services, longer and shorter work-experience placements and stays in host families in Germany and around the world. MS hosts one VIA e.V. fellow every year.