has a number of charitable institutions,
ashrams and social development organizations.
Raj Saubhag Ashram has been instrumental
in creating and ensuring access to local
schooling for many children of Sayla.
47 new primary schools were built to replace
the schools in and around Sayla, damaged
during the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat,
with funding from European organisations
and the Gujarat State Government. Param
Pujya Bhaishree has gifted the LMV Girls’
High School to the village of Sayla as
a permanent memorial to Param Pujya Bapuji,
and its students already achieving much
higher results in the 10th and 12th standards
than achieved before locally.
The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in
India (AKRSP) started field operations
in the state of Gujarat in the 1980s and
has since reached over 500,000 beneficiaries
in over 1100 villages in the states of
Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Over
4,000 village organizations have been
this programme. AKRSP has operated a number
of programmes dedicated to the sustainable
management of soil and water in Sayla
and surrounding areas of drought-prone
Sayla has an important centre for spastic
The Bell Guest House can help facilitate
visits to these centres, and get information
about volunteering opportunities.