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Happy New Year, reflections and way forward 

I send my heartfelt wishes for a wonderful 2020 that brings joy, good health and a spirit of new hope in your life! I thank every member of the Sehgal Foundation team and our partners for their relentless contributions in creating a better world for rural communities.    

As I reflect on our work over the past year, I can see that the key to our successful journey has been great teamwork that allowed us to reach new milestones. We celebrated twenty years of impactful work with rural communities with the help of our partners from corporations to individuals. We have expanded the work to new districts and villages, reaching communities in over 900 villages in eight states, building CSR partnerships with more companies and extending the base of existing ones. The organization is committed to developing leadership at all levels to create an empowering environment.  
 
The past year brought greater visibility to Sehgal Foundation. The foundation won ten more awards that recognize the team’s work with rural communities. 

Our grassroots work with communities is our strength. We aim for our programs to be sustainable and have greater impact!  

Anjali Makhija 
Chief Operating Officer

Transform Lives one school at a time Impact

Delhavas school in district Alwar, Rajasthan, has undergone a metamorphosis in many ways, as a result of which school enrollment has increased. Children find the new improved environment stimulating, which is helping to improve retention and attendance. Schoolchildren now take pride in presenting the various improvements to visitors. You can be a part of this tremendous journey!

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Community Story

Reviving livelihoods in water-deficit regions of Haryana 

By Jincy Chacko

Haryana is a prosperous state of India, known for its developed farming and agro industry. The dwellers of the region are highly dependent on farm produce. But sadly the region of Narnaul in Mahendragarh, Haryana, has a fast-depleting groundwater level, affecting and raising concern about the livelihood of the residents. 

Read more . . . 

Latest at Sehgal Foundation

   

Team members speak at various conferences
Anjali Makhija, chief operating officer, Sehgal Foundation, moderated a session, Revitalizing the Traditional Crafts Sector, at The Livelihoods Summit organized by Access in Delhi on Dec 13, 2019. She spoke also on the panel, Jobs in Agriculture, Agro Processing, and Allied Sectors, organized by Grameen Foundation for Dec 9–10, 2019. The event partner was ONGC Limited with support from Skill India. Pooja O. Murada, director, Communications, Sehgal Foundation, presented on a Gender sensitization interventions in India panel as part of a Partner's Dialogue held at UNESCO on Dec 18, 2019, on engaging men and boys for gender equality. Pooja shared about community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat's program on gender equality.
   

A Bharatnatyam experience

The Sehgal Foundation team welcomed the New Year with a Bharatnatyam experience by Kausalya Srinivasan, founder, Sunartaka Trust and her group. They performed brilliantly at Sehgal Foundation auditorium under Sunartaka Trust's initiative, Art for All. Anjali Makhija, COO, Sehgal Foundation, gave a welcome note and shared how dance is such a strong means of expression and tool for empowerment and liberation.

Human Rights Day celebration
Health and education are basic human rights. Sehgal Foundation’s community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat celebrated Human Rights Day, Dec 10, 2019, with a community awareness event held in Nagina, district Nuh, Haryana, as part of the radio project Bachpan Express by UNICEF and Community Radio Association. Bachpan Express focuses on immunization, early age marriage, and girl child education. Over 125 community members participated in the event and heard experts from the civil hospital share about the importance of immunization and healthcare. A psychologist from Rajbala Foundation, Satish Kaushik, also spoke on mental health and emotional well-being.

   

Articles

A CSR Option to bring Good Governance to Rural Citizens

By Ellora Mubashir

Good rural governance (GRG) is at the heart of sustainability for any village development program. The role of panchayati raj institutions, as designed by India’s Constitution, is to connect citizens with the government, yet the scope of good rural governance is much broader. Read more . . . 

   

Videos


Making agricultural learning interactive


Sehgal Foundation conceptualized and produced an e-module for farmers to educate them on good practices in wheat cultivation. 


News and Media

Editorial Team: Arti Manchanda Grover, Marly Cornell, Pooja O. Murada

Contributors: Ellora Mubashir, Jincy Chacko 

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

   
 
 
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