Find out more about some of the projects that The Gandhi Foundation supports below. Please note: that some older projects are shown to illustrate the kind of activities and projects that the Gandhi Foundation has supported.
Patna Collective Grant – Bihar, India
The Gandhi Foundation had organised a 25th celebration of the film Gandhi at BAFTA. During that event, the Prem Rawat charity donated £7,500 towards an educational project that the Gandhi Foundation wanted to sponsor in Bihar, India.
- Children’s Informal Educational and Cultural Centre
- Adult Education Programme
- Public Library
- Workshops and Cultural Programmes
Smile Again Dentistry – Sierra Leone
Sohair & Omar Hayat are Friends of the GF (Omar is a Trustee) and went to Sierra Leone in April 2022. Sohair is a dentist and a certified trainer and works for a practice in London, which started a small dental charity (Smile Again Dentistry) to provide dental procedures in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone was chosen as it is one of the poorest countries in the world and there are virtually no dental facilities accessible to the rural population, resulting in people developing chronic infections, significantly impacting their health and livelihood. These chronic infections can be prevented through early basic intervention. We aim to do this so that minor problems can be resolved before chronic conditions develop.
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 the Paypal link here or the button below. Additional resources and teaching aids can be found in our Resources section including some worksheets/modules and a travelling exhibition.
Gandhi – A life in pictures
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.
The Jeevika Trust – India
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
The GF trustees decided to give a donation 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”.
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. Details about the Ladakh project can be found in Gandhi Way 106, Winter 2010–11, and can be accessed using the link below.
Hakulala – Ghana Village Education Project
The Gandhi Foundation is pleased to support the Hakulala Project which was started and is being run by a 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.
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 specific ways. Further details of how the money was distributed can be found by clicking on the link below.
Please note: Some of the projects shown on this page are historic and are displayed on the website to illustrate the kind of project and activity that the Gandhi Foundation supports. For further information about the examples shown or about ongoing Gandhi Foundation activity, please use the contact form on this website or email
The Gandhi Way
The Gandhi Foundation publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Gandhi Way, containing essays, articles, reports, letters, book reviews, Friends news, etc. Many of the articles are now being made available via this website. Edited by George Paxton for over 20 years, The Gandhi Way celebrated its 100th issue in 2009. Appropriate articles are always welcome, so if you would like to submit something for publication in The Gandhi Way, contact us.