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Changing Landscapes of Government Schools in Rural India 

By Navneet Narwal and Anjali Godyal

Education is one of the primary requisites that contribute to the holistic development process of self and society. Article21-A of the Constitution of India ensures “free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right.” In India, the majority of the population lives in villages, and the most viable option for accessing education for marginalized sections of society in rural areas is in government schools. Read more . . .

(The article was published in Governance Now)

Women in Gram Panchayats

S M Sehgal Foundation's work with women leaders in gram panchayats has had a tremendous impact. Meet the woman representative Santosh from a gram panchayat of village Raniaki in district Nuh in Haryana who is a catalyst and a changemaker in her village. Her efforts have promoted girl's education and has given them wings to fly.

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Sehgal Foundation is Podcasting!

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Life skills pave way for enhanced livelihoods

By Ellora Mubashir and Naveen Pratap Singh

Mamta belongs to village Dhonkera of Nangal Chaudhary block, district Mahendergarh, in Haryana. Her family of five is landless, economically weak, and belong to a socially deprived class. 

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Water Award by Ministry of Jal Shakti
S M Sehgal Foundation wins 2nd National Water Awards by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India on Nov 12, 2020. This prestigious honor (third prize) comes to Sehgal Foundation for Best NGO Water Conservation for our work in integrated water management. Read more  . . .

Digital Literacy and Life Skills Education Centre cum Library inaugurated in Nuh
Nestlé India and S M Sehgal Foundation inaugurated a Digital Literacy and Life Skills Education Centre cum Library in Government Primary School village Rohira under partnership project Vriddhi in Nuh district, Haryana, on Nov 11, 2020. Read more . . .

Webinar on Corporate Social Responsibility
Sehgal Foundation COO, Ms. Anjali Makhija, spoke on a webinar on Corporate Social Responsibility 4.0 organized as part of the four-day India International CSR Summit from Nov 23-26, 2020. Anjali shared about CSR partnerships and the impact made by them across rural communities in ten states of India.

Webinar Presentation on Community Radio
Ms. Pooja O. Murada, principal lead, Outreach for Development, was invited by Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, to a webinar held to commemorate the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Nov 11, 2020, on the topic Community Radio: Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. Pooja shared about how community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 is playing an instrumental role in advancing the development of communities.


Webinar Mental Health and CR
Ms. Pooja O. Murada, principal lead, Outreach for Development was invited for a webinar presentation on Mental Well Being & Role of CRS on Nov 3, 2020, organized by the Federation of Community Radio Stations (FCRS). Pooja shared about the radio program on mental health and how radio has created a safe space to express issues relating to mental well-being and to recognize its importance.

Launch of a new radio project 
Community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 launched a new radio series supported by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Hyderabad, on the government welfare programs operating to help marginalized communities during pandemic. CDAC, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, runs a platform called Vikaspedia that shares information on national and state-level government programs in different languages.


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Sehgal Foundation invites interns to join us in the cause of rural development by sharing their skills and experience for empowering people in rural areas. We are only accepting select virtual internships until Dec 2020due to COVID-19. See the list of projects available for virtual internships.


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COVID-19 Radio Corner

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

Contributors: Anjali Godyal, Ellora Mubashir, Naveen Pratap Singh, Navneet Narwal, Saurabh Sood, Vrindaa Sharma

Photo Credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

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