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Training in nonviolence

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|December 2016|

Picture from internet Why do people have to be trained in nonviolence is a frequently asked question. In order to be able to engage in violent encounters one has to train . Violence has many forms, self defence, how to attack an adversary, military training and so on. There are different types of

End to Violence against women and children!

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|December 2016|

End to the spread of HIV/AIDS! Uphold Human Rights, Children’s Rights and our Constitution! These are calls that reverberate during the month of December. All over the country there are events ranging from marches to conferences and meetings and extended programmes of awareness on these topics. The Gandhi Development Trust takes its awareness programme to

During December GDT will be looking at the following key issues of concern:

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|November 2016|

1. The move to demonitise in India-what does it mean, can we learn from it what are the implications what are the pros and cons? According to wikipaedia, “The demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes was a step taken by the Government of India on 8 November 2016, ceasing the usage of all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Seriesas a form

Handing of Certificates to children who attended the skills training course with Mandli Zwane

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|November 2016|

In the 2nd week of November Mondli Zwane began to hand out certificates to the various children in the schools in Inanda. A programme of 13 lesson in line with a training manual focusing on three key aspects: Conflict Identification& Management Communication Assertiveness Began in May 2016. This programme provides learners with skills to identify

Obituary

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|November 2016|

Mr Mewa Ramgobin Sadly on the 17 October a former recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Satyagraha Award, a Trustee of the Phoenix Settlement Trust, A former member of parliament, Treasurer of UDF, An activist and politician, Mr Mewa Ramgobin passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness. He was given a Official Provincial funeral

GDT and Satyagraha Annual Awards 2016

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|November 2016|

Behind the recipients are Mr Kay Munsamy( a Stalwart of the struggle), Mr Vasu Gounden(Trustee GDT), Mr Swaminathan Gounden(Stalwart of the struggle), Dr Albertinah Luthuli(Stalwart of the struggle,daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli the first nonwhite Nobel Peace Prize Recipient), Cllr Sipho Kaunda (representing the Mayor of eThekwini) Ela Gandhi (Trustee GDT), Judge Chiman Patel(Trustee

GDT and Satyagraha Annual Awards 2016

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|November 2016|

The Mahatma Gandhi Satyagraha Awards were introduced in 2006 to mark the centenary of Satyagraha. They are presented annually to South African individuals in recognition of their contribution towards both the liberation of our people and for the values that informed them in their quest for human rights and social justice for all  

The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace was presented to Dr Bernard LaFayette, Jr. from Atlanta Georgia

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:38+00:00 December 31st, 2016|November 2016|

The Award is presented in recognition of his work towards the promotion of peace reconciliation and justice locally and internationally in his capacity as a Civil Rights Activist. We recognize the important work that he has done over many years in promoting nonviolence. Under his leadership the American Civil rights movement blossomed. He worked with