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COVID relief materials distribution with support of partners

"Be strong now, because things will get better.” At Sehgal Foundation, we continue helping rural communities with the hope of coming out of the pandemic soon. We thank our local teams on the ground who have been working closely with district authorities and hospitals to provide them with the COVID-19 relief supplies. The necessary relief supplies were handed over to hospitals and COVID centers across nine states. Read more about these efforts in this article.

Blog: Coronavirus Origin

By Dr Suri Sehgal

Many of us had assumed that the controversy on the origin and spread of coronavirus had died down, but apparently it is not so. I was asked by a friend what I thought of it, and to give my technical opinion, since my background is in genetics and molecular biology. The request was to write it out in simple language so a lay person could understand. The blog talks about the controversies around the virus origin and explain about vaccine development. Read more . . .

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Latest at Sehgal Foundation

Women Water Champion recognition for Kunti Gupta of S M Sehgal Foundation

Kunti Gupta from S M Sehgal Foundation has been recognized by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a Women Water Champion for her work on water conservation, water management, water quality improvement, and wastewater management in rural communities in India. The virtual felicitation event was organized by UNDP in India on June 2, 2021, in partnership with National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR (MoJS), and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), which recognized forty-one Women Water Champions for their remarkable contribution to the water sector. Read more . . .


Building Women’s Leadership Training 

Women’s empowerment is a cross-cutting theme in all programs at Sehgal Foundation. The Local Participation and Sustainability program team at the foundation conducted a three-day training on building women’s leadership based on a highly interactive training curriculum they recently developed based on the rich grassroots experience of working with women in rural communities. The Training Guide can be accessed here

Celebrating Environment Guardians

June 5 is celebrated annually as World Environment Day, and this year’s theme was “Ecosystem Restoration.” Sehgal Foundation engaged with followers on Instagram by organizing a campaign on our Instagram page inviting Do-It-Yourself (DIY) videos and action pictures of small activities done at an individual level to safeguard the environment. Out of the DIY entries received, we featured five best entries on our page! Each of these entries was unique and well received by the Insta community. Congratulations to the environment guardians whose efforts are helping make the planet green. As a token of appreciation, the Sehgal Foundation team gave away e-certificates and recorded their green journeys for the podcast SMSF Connect. Tune in to listen to some very fascinating accounts of our green go-getters.


Women Leadership School: Training Guide to Build Women’s Leadership at the Grassroots
The training guide is for women leaders at the grassroots who face the challenges of patriarchy, a deficit of information and skills, and a lack of opportunities to articulate their voices. Community-based organizations and nonprofit entities working in 662,000 villages of India will be able to integrate this valuable information into the activities or projects they do in these villages. Access the guide here



Partnering for rural development: DCB Bank partnership project

DCB Bank Ltd. and S M Sehgal Foundation joined hands in 2017 to undertake community projects for water, as a part of DCB Bank Ltd.’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, addressing SDG Goals 6 and 7. This partnership has benefited more than 10,000 villagers across four states of India, harvesting over 300 million liters of water. Watch video . . .  

Upcoming Events

Webinar: July 21, 2021

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SMSF Connect Podcast features a bouquet of interesting programs about rural development and other social issues and themes.  TUNE IN to our podcast channel on I-RadioLive. Podcasts also available on Spotify


Join Us!

Sehgal Foundation invites interns to join us in promoting rural development by sharing their skills and experience for empowering people in rural areas. We are currently accepting select virtual internships due to COVID-19. See the list of projects available for virtual internships. Also see a video tutorial on Internships at Sehgal Foundation.


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

Photo Credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Outreach for Development team

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