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27 07, 2016

Jeevantirth Koba Premises

By | July 27th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Jeevantirth's main office premises is located in a small village called Juna Koba in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. Juna Koba is on the banks of river Sabarmati between the capital city of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The main office has a conference hall with LCD projector and AC, dormitory with 10 bunk-beds with AC, 4 pairs of toilet-bathrooms and [...]

15 07, 2016

On Jeevantirth’s 19th Anniversary

By | July 15th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

It has been 19 years since Jeevantirth first set its foundation stone in the field of community work. On 14th July, 2016, we celebrated the 19th anniversary of Jeevantirth ­ the school of life lovers. We talked to Raju Bhai and Deepti Ben, founders of Jeevantirth, on this occasion. “We believe that the greatest gift to a human being is life itself. With this attitude Jeevantirth has been working for human wellbeing; It is only with gratitude towards life that we can spread joy, love and understanding.” […]

9 07, 2016

Michigan University’s Global Scholars at Jeevantirth – 2016

By | July 9th, 2016|Blog Post, Lok Seva Kendra, Special Programs|0 Comments

Backgound: Despite many organizations being run for the sole purpose of the betterment of marginalized communities right in our own city, most of the people are unaware of the situations and difficulties the minorities endure. Even though literature is being distributed to spread awareness it doesn’t really ignite the spark in the general public to work for a change. It is the firsthand experience of their hard living situations that makes one think and act in that direction. The largest slum of Ahmedabad, Ramapir no Tekro, houses more than 7000 females who wipe the city clean every night, walking kilometers on end, picking up the filth strewn across Ahmedabad. If it was not for these ladies, Ahmedabad would have been a pile of garbage within weeks and the municipality would have had a hard time. For such a noble cause these women are being paid less than laborers, their children struggle with finding education, and health and hygiene are a second priority as struggling for survival takes up their days! There is much more that needs to be told about them. To experience this firsthand, 10 students from University of Michigan used ten days of their summer holidays going to the slums of Ahmedabad and listening to what the people had to say. […]