New Year's Message


This year ends on a high note with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, approving Sehgal Foundation's proposal for a water management project to address critical areas of community health in select villages in Bihar. As this new project begins, Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 community radio has just concluded a successful year-long daily broadcast series on women’s health and nutrition, also supported by DST.

The year began with the publication of the 15-year history of Sehgal Foundation, Together We Empower: Rekindling Hope in Rural India by Marly Cornell. Several book events and celebrations were held in India and the US. In April the book and Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal each won International Book Awards (IBA). A second edition of Together We Empower was published during the summer with a full index.

With every project, Sehgal foundation is working together with more villages and donor partners to enhance rural development. To all our new partners (such as Bayer Crop Science) and our long-time partners (Coca-Cola, Mosaic, and many more). Happy New Year!

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the Transforming Schools, Transforming Lives campaign!

During the first quarter of 2017, we will raise funds to make a dry village, Talab in Alwar district of Rajasthan, water sufficient. Please support 'Water for Life' generously. Spread the word. Donate and be a part of this important work! 
Best wishes from the Sehgal Foundation team!!

Water is our right and we shall have it!

By Naman Dubey


About 150 households of Kheda Khalilpur in Mewat district, Haryana, had been without a reliable water supply for a very long time, which led to a series of problems. However, this changed when women in Kheda Khalilpur became well versed in procedures for bringing complaints through their village institutions. Read More...

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Discussion on innovative models and good practices in education

Consultation roundtable on women in rural governance

On Nov 25, 2016, in collaboration with Lady Bamford Charitable Trust, a CSR initiative of JCB Group, we presented a Haryana Education Forum in Gurgaon to provide a platform for learning and sharing best practices on school education in Haryana and document and share about organizations working in the area of education in Haryana. Read More...

On Dec 15, 2016, together with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) and the Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce, Sehgal Foundation organised a consultation to initiate a dialogue and build a network for participation of women in governance. Read More...

Meet our water hero Gulli Mai from Alwar, Rajasthan

Gulli Mai

Cash and in-kind contributions by our water heroes, community-led interventions through panchayats (village councils), and support received from stakeholders made “integrated water management for improved livelihoods and food security” project a success. Implemented in Thanagazi block of Alwar, Rajasthan since 2014, by Sehgal Foundation, the project benefited 10,000 people across five villages. The regional conference of project stakeholders held in Alwar on Nov 22, 2016 shared project successes, discussed opportunities to scale and way forward. 

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

Contributors: Anjali Makhija, Aparna Mahajan, Bhamy Shenoy, Naman Dubey, Salahuddin Saiphy

Header Photo Credit: George C. McLemore

Design and Production: Communications team

 
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