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COVID-19 Prevention and Resilience Campaign


Thank you so much for your support to provide access to critical lifesaving assistance to vulnerable people across rural India. In the last month, at least 40 people donated to Sehgal Foundation’s Together We Can: COVID-19 Prevention and Resilience Campaign. 

Your help means more than ever because we have so much more to do. One hundred percent of every donation is matched 1:1 by Suri and Edda Sehgal through Sehgal Foundation in the US and will be used directly for the COVID-19 response by the S M Sehgal Foundation team in India.


CSR Impact talks by CSR Box 

CSR Impact Talks by CSR Box features Sehgal Foundation COO, Anjali Makhija, who shares the work of the foundation in three core areas of water secutity, food security, and social justice and efforts being done for COVID-19 response. 

Anjali carries over 25 years of experience in the area of rural development, women's empowerment and governance. She plays a key role in strategic building, sustainable growth, and people management at Sehgal Foundation. 

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Series of webinars by Sehgal Foundation

S M Sehgal Foundation (Sehgal Foundation) has provided an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis at the grassroots level and by sharing expertise in core program areas that address water security, food security, social justice, and empowering schoolchildren, by conducting and participating in a series of webinars with stakeholders, partners, and practitioners. All the webinars, which began in May, were successful and had good participation. Read Webinars Report . . .

Webinars in June 

Date Topic 
June 5, 2020 Water Management during COVID-19 
 June 12, 2020Distress Migration in a Pandemic: A threat or an opportunity for the agrarian economy?  
 June 17, 2020 Register Now!
Safe Drinking Water and Sustainable Development Goals
 TBCApplication of Behavior Change Theory for WASH programs

COVID Response: Civil society organizations supplement government efforts 

COVID-19 has affected the lives of millions of people in India. The situation in Bihar is no different. People working in the informal sector have lost their jobs. Small business activities such as street vending and auto rickshaw driving have completely stopped. The impact on agriculture and rural economy has been equally devastating. In these distressed times, civil society is coming forward and supplementing government efforts. 

Read more . . .

Curbing the spread of COVID-19 

Together with Sehgal Foundation partner HDFC Bank, door-to-door distribution of handmade masks prepared by the instructors and participants of Life Skills Education centers was done in Niyajalipur village of Mahendergarh district, Haryana. In Sadai village of Nuh and Rewari district, Haryana, reaper machines provided to farmers help them harvest wheat crops. These machines enable successful cultivation and reduce crop wastage. Social-distancing norms have been followed during the entire process. Below are pictures of the interventions shared by HDFC Bank.

Household water treatment and storage (HWTS) for potable water: leaving no one behind
HWTS brief suggestions are based on the collective experiences of researchers, civil society representatives, policymakers, R&D institutions, and innovators who came together for a consultation convened jointly by National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, S M Sehgal Foundation, and CAWST, Canada. Read more . . .

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

Contributors: Lalit Sharma, Prateek Aggarwal, Rahul Kumar, Salahuddin Saiphy, Vikas Jha

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

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