Maret in India

Maret in India connects students with Indian culture and issues through an immersive experience.

Primarily based in Ahmedabad, the students also spends significant time in Gujarat. At the Shreyas School, Maret students partner with their Indian peers, living in the homes of families and engaging in a hands-on exploration of this unique Gandhian and Tangorian community. Time spent assisting the members of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) gives Maret participants the opportunity to deeply engage in India’s complex gender and family issues, as they work to address financial stability, empowerment, day care, and other pressing needs of women living on the edge of poverty.

Our Partners in India

Shreyas School

Students spend a week with students from Shreyas School in an engaging, hands-on exploration of Indian heritage.

Students learn about this unique Gandhian and Tagorian community and get to know the Shreyas students and their families.


The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), focuses on gender and family issues, religious reconciliation, education, and women’s empowerment.

Eklavya Foundation

Eklavya Foundation helps displaced bamboo workers develop sustainable products to support their families and communities.

Somaiya Kala Vidya

Somaiya Kala Vidya helps fabric makers adapt their design, production, and marketing skills to thrive in contemporary urban India.

Other Partners

  • The Center for Desert and Ocean
  • Anala Outdoors Education
  • Rann Riders Eco-resort
  • Swavlambi Chuwal Mandal (a support group for third gender Indians)
  • Darpana Dance Company
  • Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati)
  • Modhera Sun Temple, and the Calico Museum
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