DMU Square Mile India

DMU Square Mile India works to transform the lives of some of the poorest communities in Gujarat. Originally formed to support youngsters living in a children’s home in the Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, it has since expanded and aims to work with thousands in 2018.

Our students travel to India regularly working with communities on projects that enable them to put their degree studies into practice – whether that is delivering English classes, providing free hearing screenings, teaching dance or drama, developing ways that technology could improve life for families and much more.

People can also donate to the Square Mile India Fund to provide essentials such as books, school equipment, access to medicine, and sports and games equipment for young people.

We will be supporting Manav Sadhna’s new project to strengthen the holistic education programme across five community centres in Ahmedabad, which provide education and support to 2,000 children. Together with our students we hope to develop a rich curriculum with arts, dance, crafts, and a supportive environment where they can flourish.

DMU Square Mile India will also start to support the Loving Community Centre, which was founded in 2009. It is based in the heart of a community bought together by the disease the all shared – leprosy. By supporting this centre, over 150 people will have access to:

  • Free Dinner programme for some of the neediest in the community;
  • Workshops and educational programmes;
  • Hosts community wide meetings;
  • Lighted area for children to play and study;
  • Indoor shelter for residents whose homes are prone to flooding during monsoon season

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Find out about our latest volunteering opportunities in Ahmedabad.


You can make a one-off donation to the DMU Square Mile India Fund here or set up a monthly donation from as little as £2.


If you’re a student or member of staff with an idea for a fundraising project to benefit the communities in Ahmedabad, we’d love to hear from you. Please email



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