PROJECT GOALS & IMPACT
The museum’s purpose is to educate all people to
choose nonviolence as a means to settle conflict.
The guiding principle for this project is to create through the life and work of Gandhi—a thriving, vibrant educational organization aimed at changing the world through its visitors while creating a sustainable and successful new resource for the Greater Houston area.
To create opportunities to engage in diverse and meaningful cultural experiences and bring together people from diverse backgrounds to learn about truth, communal harmony, simple living, & nonviolence & how to apply these vital principles in contemporary society.
To educate youth and teach them skills needed to utilize the Gandhian principles of peace, truth, nonviolence, love and service in their everyday personal lives. This will enable them to recognize and overcome conflict resolution barriers and address conflict resolution in their homes, and their communities, thereby empowering them to be effective advocates and problem‐solvers.
The potential impact of this program and the museum is boundless. Impact metrics include:
- Attendance and enrollment in events and educational programming for children, youth, and adults
- Social impact through volunteer hours, donations, qualitative and quantitative survey tools, and social media engagement
- Selection of a robust data collection tool and the ongoing evaluation and refinement of programming—a commitment to continuous process improvement
Based on surveys of museums and schools conducted by the Museum and Education consultants, we estimate 14,716 to 17,806 people (year 1 to year 3) to visit the Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston.
Geographical area served: The Museum will serve the Houston area, Brazoria, Chambers Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller Counties.