Projects

1. Education Project – National

In order to assist educators, The Gandhi Foundation has produced a presentation ‘Gandhi – A Life in Pictures’, designed to be used at secondary / high school level, and also suitable for adult audiences. It is free to download, but please support the development of resources such as these by making a secure donation via Paypal.

Gandhi: A Life In Pictures (Powerpoint 3.3MB)

Gandhi: A Life in Pictures (PDF 9.5MB)

Worksheets / Modules

Gandhi with microscope (1940)

A free educational resource pack on Gandhi, designed for school teachers (UK KS3&4), is available in the form of an Adobe PDF file by emailing: farmington@hmc.ox.ac.uk and quoting ref. TT186.

Written by Susan Denton-Brown, Chair of The Gandhi Foundation executive committee, and previously Head of Religious Studies at Tanbridge House School in West Sussex, the resource pack includes six modules which focus on the following aspects of Gandhi’s life and work:

1. Identity
2. Non-violent protest
3. Conflict transformation and mediation
4. Equity in community
5. Environmental issues
6. Exploring spirituality

Each module suggests relevant clips from the movie Gandhi by Richard Attenborough, and then presents a series of exercises for groups and the whole class.

The Gandhi Speakers Network provides a list of Speakers available to address schools and community groups around the country.

The Gandhi Foundation has been appointed as UK touring partner by the British Library for its Gandhi Travelling Exhibition. The exhibition comprises six roll-up panels, printed with photographs depicting events in the life of Gandhi. Each panel is 220 cm high and 86 cm wide when erected. If your venue is interested in hosting the exhibition, please email contact@gandhifoundation.org with your requested dates. There is no charge for the exhibition itself, but venues are required to pay transportation costs and to provide insurance cover.

The panels can be viewed at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gandhifoundation/sets/72157619691146800/

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2. Education Project – East End of London

In memory of Surur Hoda, the Foundation is putting together a permanent photographic exhibition on Gandhi, based at Kingsley Hall. It is designed as a resource for local school children in the East End of London, and is being developed in partnership with GandhiServe Foundation, Berlin, which has the most extensive photo archive on Mahatma Gandhi and India’s independence movement. Children visiting Kingsley Hall will see view the exhibition and visit Gandhi’s cell upstairs. There will also be artifacts, such as portable spinning wheels for them to try.


3. The Jeevika Trust, India

The GF trustees have decided to give a donation of £1000 to the Jeevika Trust whose 14 projects in India are mainly in Orissa. Andrew Redpath, the Executive Director, says,

“Access to safe water has become our leading priority, and of course through water issues of sanitation, nutrition and health are also addressed; the role and empowerment of women through income- generation training, self-help groups and microcredit is integral with these other issues”.

Jeevika, founded as the India Development Group in 1970, is Gandhian inspired. Unfortunately funding is tight at present and new supporters and donors are urgently needed. More information can be found at their website www.jeevika.org.uk or from Jeevika Trust, Navigator House, 60 High Street, Hampton Wick, Surrey KT1 4DB

4. Sacred New Era School, Ladakh

Children at the Sacred New Era School, Ladakh

The Sacred New Era (SNE) School is an attempt to address the issue of living in the modern world without abandoning traditional culture. It uses a Montessori approach to encourage children from an early age to think for themselves and become aware. This school is different from general Ladakhi Schools and is growing because parents are realising its beneficial qualities. It offers a unique education and is an example of diverse communities within Ladakh working together.

There are at present about 160 children aged 3-15 years attending. The majority are from Buddhist families with a quarter Muslim and a few from Hindu and Sikh background.

The school has as its honorary Director, Shabir Banday, who is a Ladakhi working in the UK, who frequently visits the school. Denise Moll, who was formerly Secretary of the Gandhi Foundation, is the Secretary of the SNE. The GF has donated to the school and funds are raised in the UK for school equipment and sponsorship is sought.

To find out how you can help the SNE contact Denise Moll, 21 Fleetwood Court, Madeira Road, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6BE.

www.sesolladakh.org

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5. Hakulala – Ghana Village Education Project

The Gandhi Foundation is pleased to support the Hakulala Project which was started and is being run by a young Gandhi Foundation friend.

The project is based in Ghana and aims to bring education to village children. They believe the most effective method of offering help in developing countries, such as Ghana, is to teach it’s people how to help themselves and make any change self-sustaining.


6. Surur Hoda Memorial Fund

In 2005 former Chairman of the Foundation, Cecil Evans, established a fund in memory of its founder, Surur Hoda. After discussions between Cecil, the Executive and Surur’s widow, Elisabeth, it was decided to spend the money raised from the memorial fund in three ways:

a) Kingsley Hall Schools Project
(see above, under Education Project – Local)

b) Kingsley Hall Garden Bench
Surur built a close relationship between Kingsley Hall and the Gandhi Foundation. He was also a lover of gardens and the outdoors. Surur’s widow Elisabeth thought that it would therefore be appropriate to dedicate a bench in the Kingsley Hall garden to his memory.


Gathering at Kingsley Hall on 19 May 2007 to unveil a memorial bench to Surur Hoda, first Secretary General of the Gandhi Foundation.

c) Photograph for the GF office
A framed photo of Surur with an inscription was placed in the Gandhi Foundation office at Kingsley Hall and the bench placed in the garden at the gathering of GF Friends on 19 May 2007.

14 Responses

  1. Gandhi Peace Foundation Patna renders great service to the deprived sections of the society.Students of all age groups of all castes assemble together and study.Religious members of all communities come and teach these students who later on crack upsc tests as well in IAS and IPS in New Delhi.They are so much hardworking that one has to see to know this fact.In this way Peace Foundation in Patna and entire Bihar assisted by Rajput Association in Bihar runs the foundation for welfare schemes silently where sometimes our media do not reach due to some issues.Rajput Association in Bihar consists all sections of the society who are willing to do good to others.It is not a caste ridden forum. as many misunderstands.

  2. Great work you are doing, keep it up God bless you

  3. We do have small group discussing and doing small things where tribal village poor need it…is there a Gandhi Foundation active group in Jharkhand? If so can some one give me the contact ..

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  5. Gandhi Foundation doing excellent in practice of gandhan values through summer school . people from around the globe to join this camp for practical experience which I have witnessed .

  6. I really thanking to gandhi foundation becouse i know about the mahatma gandhi as well as his incridable practices.
    Finally i feel the part of Gandhi foundation.

  7. Sir,our organisation working in the field of womens empowerment and self employment in womens.Sir,we need help from you but not in finacial only we need work.From work we can raise funds.We only need work for our ngo.Our ngo prepare school,college,hotel,hospital uniforms,wedding dresses,bridal dresses,sherwani and handmade cotton bages and purses.We also prepare salwar suit,salwar-kameez,legha-choli.So we need work from govt.and non-govt. instituions. so plz help us.Our contact details is given below.
    DEVESH SOLANKI,
    ADITI FOUNDATION SANSTHAN,
    NEAR NEW WELL,CITY KOTWALLY,
    BIKANER-334001(RAJASTHAN)
    aditifoundationsansthan@yahoo.in
    +91-9829769828

  8. gandhi always gandhi
    Rajesh

  9. The Young India Foundation (YIF) is a registered non-profit non-governmental social welfare organization based in Karnataka, India. It is started by a group of friends who are like-minded from North-Karnataka working in Bangalore and working towards social development.

    We are focussing on underprivileged students of rural area, women and tribes. As it is righty said “A journey of thousand miles, just begins with one step”, we have conducted workshops to students in Doddaballapura, Belavigi and Bukkapattana on career guidance and “Vanamahotsava” (Trees Planting) programmes in Dharwad and Bennur.

    The primary and sole aim of the YIF is to promote, strengthen, create, manage and sustain the overall development needs of art, culture, Philosophy, spirituality, food, shelter, clothing, education, empowerment, health, training and development, networking etc. sectors of human beings in India and abroad.

  10. none among the commentators have any desire to unite and work for the change. They comment for the sake of commenting. Everybody is oppressed by the compulsion of earning livelihood. Decades pass, generations pass, memories of Gandhi continues, but none come forward to initiate the change.

    I am the one in search of people, as I have failed to work alone.

  11. The very frankness of your to accept the failure is an act of bravery which Gandhi ji muct have appreiated, but looking for some one to fulfill your dream is not as per his principles. You can do it alone. It need not be exactely as per Gandhi jis lines but you can frame yourown goal and truthful ways to do it.
    I too work alone, but do join hands when I fond some one working selflessly for marginalised. One doesnt have to do very large work, can start with smaller work around.
    Comments are to vent your feelings….it may be from a person who is very true to his words and may be from a frustated person or a negative person. The reader has to take outthe good and positive part of it.
    If you ever cme to Jharkhand try to meet TANA BHAGATS, who have been the true Gandhians. They worship Gandhi ji. There day start with worship and chants in praise of Gandhi ji, they follow Gandhi ji as Guru , dont drink, dont smoke, dont lie, dont eat non veg, wear white khadi and beieve in complete ahimsha.
    It may surprise many, but their struggle for freedom started before Gandhi ji’s protest in South Africa. The two group met in Ramgarh Congress session, and there on wards Tana Bhagats, joined Gandhi ji in true sense.
    They are a small group now, being marginalised due to changing land rules and increesing greed around their villages.
    Some decent people are trying to keep them and their faith alive here from Ranchi. Thy want so little, just education of their children in villages, some self employment for their livelyhood, or help in the agriculture, so that they can grow their food.

  12. these provides details to as on education health water harvesing and poverty alievation

  13. It is very needful to us to spread the ideas of mahatma gandhi for peace. Gandhi education will play an importent role in it.

  14. Spread the ideals of Mahatamaji. Proper awareness on his principles can lead our country to more heights.

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