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Date: Sunday, September 16th, 2007
Time: 11.15am to 5.30pm
Location: Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad
Address: Come inside near Gandhiji's Statue
Phone: 9998937680
Cost: Free
Tell us if you will be there

What happens to a child whose parents have a criminal background? Who raises them? Where do they go?

Thakkar Bapa Ashram Shala, is home to 110 children whose life speaks an unusual narrative. This school was started in 1952 for children whose parents have been involved in unlawful activities. However, today some students who live here also belong to very poor economic background. Some of them are there because they have either lost their parents or their parents cannot afford to raise them anymore.
Currently, the school has standards 1st to 7th. The same area that is used as classrooms during daytime, becomes residential bedrooms during night time. As the school is not funded too well, the administration makes ends meet facing many challenges.

What will we do?
We wish to celebrate a day with the children where they feel genuinely loved and cared for. A day full of fun and laughter, that they would remember for a long time to come. We have arranged for meditation, live music, energizing games, insightful workshops, fun gifts and a magician. We would be happy to get your inputs. So please get in touch with us if you have any other ideas.

Nuts and Bolts:
We would need quite a few volunteers to make this day come alive. This school is located in the Naroda Area. Because it is so far, very few NGO's have connected with it. If you are interested in volunteering, you can arrive at Gandhi Ashram by 11.15am. A vehicle will be arranged for the volunteers to go to Naroda and back. The drive will take about 30 minutes. Light snacks will be provided for volunteers. Please make sure you let us know if you are coming.

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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