Location: Naroda, Ahmedabad
The Harijan Sevak Sangh founded the Thakkar Bapa residential primary school in Naroda, Ahmedabad. This school aims to educate the local children, mostly belonging to below poverty line communities. The school was in poor condition due to lack of funds, students and poor living conditions when Manav Sadhna began to invest both the time and finance to help support it.
At present there are 100 children enrolled in the school who are between standards one to seven. Through Manav Sadhna’s assistance, all the buildings in the school compound have been renovated, the quality of food has improved and the school has hired additional two teachers. Manav Sadhna has also appointed a volunteer who visits the school 4 days in a week. They help organize extra curricular activities such as art and craft, games and value based education. A lot of emphasis is also placed on educating the children on the importance of cleanliness and good health.