TRANSFORM LIVES IMPACT

Until six months ago, the Indargarh government school, 16 km from Alwar city, had a dilapidated building, broken classrooms, ceilings that leaked, and an unattractive facade. But now, this government school in Jaipur’s Alwar runs classes in a plane, a special report by Hindustan TimesRead more . . . 


EVENT OF THE MONTH

Children’s Day celebrations with a difference

Under the Transform Lives one school at a time project, schoolchildren from Indragarh school in Alwar, Rajasthan, organized a voter awareness rally to mark Children's Day on November 14, 2018. In addition, they set up a kitchen garden in the school as their project for igniting innovation. So far, the students have grown spinach in one of the gardens and are planning to grow more vegetables. You can also support a Transform lives project. 

A visit that inspired!

Friends of Sehgal Foundation, Susen and Jim Berg from the United States, brought inspiration to their visit to Sehgal Foundation in India in September 2018. Susen Berg described her feelings, “I was so touched by meeting the schoolchildren. I will never forget those faces.I am so grateful to Sehgal Foundation for providing those children real hope for the future." Read more . . . 

SAVE THE DATE: December 4, 2018

A dialogue on transparency, open access, and ethics in development research

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Sehgal Foundation are presenting a one-day event as a platform for policymakers, including government representatives, researchers, and students to discuss transparency, open data, ethical values, and issues related to development research. Read more . . .  

INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH
Project community voices on community radio!
By Arti Manchanda Grover
A conversation with Dr. R. Sreedhar, community radio expert. Dr. Sreedhar has more than forty years of radio and television experience, specializing in radio production, science communication, and community radio. He is an emeritus professor, Apeejay Stya University, and former director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). Read more . . . 

COMMUNITY STORY

Promoting sustainable techniques and practices increase agricultural productivity
By Upasana Upadhyaya
Under a village development project in Bihar, Gram Utthan (village rise), aimed at providing sustainable and inclusive development, Sehgal Foundation is working to promote sustainable practices and technologies to increase farm productivity. Read more . . .  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Conference on Good Rural Governance and Citizen Participation, December 7, 2018, India International Center

The Eighth Annual Conference on Good Rural Governance and Citizen Participation will be organised by Sehgal Foundation on December 7, 2018. This year’s theme is “Village-Level Water Management: Community Participation and Convergence of Village Institutions.” Read more . . .  

LATEST AT SEHGAL FOUNDATION

New project in Bihar
Sehgal Foundation started a new project in Sitamarhi district, Bihar, with support from Power Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of Ministry of Power, Government of India. The project launched on October 27, 2018, with the participation of top officers of Ministry of Power namely, GM and CSR head, Joint Secretary and District Collector. The foundation team has previously worked on a governance project supported by the Power Trading Corporation Foundation, GoI, in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. 

Training workshops for WASH practitioners
The role of the Community WASH promoters is important for the successful implementation of any water, sanitation, or hygiene (WASH) initiative.  Sehgal Foundation and CAWST collaborated to co-deliver two trainings on the topics Delivering Effective WASH Training, November 13–17, 2018 and Training Workshop on Community WASH Promotion, November 27–30, 2018.

2018 International Impact Award
Jay Sehgal and Sehgal Foundation received the 2018 International Impact Award for their leadership in support of their community-based development activities, educational access, and the empowerment of women, particularly in rural India. The award was presented by University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld. The award also recognizes the foundation’s multi-year partnership with the University of Iowa’s award-winning India Winterim program and the valuable work done as a result of this collaboration with University of Iowa students who have been part of their study abroad program. 

Governance work attracts government officials and villagers 
Officers from Ministry of Finance, Defence, Railways, Information and Broadcasting, Telecommunication, and professors of Management Development Institute, Gurugram, led by Sh. Sudhir Pratap Singh (IPS) Ex DG–NSG, visited the Citizen Information and Support Center in Nuh and observed the Village Leadership School session in Rawli village.
A legal literacy camp organized in village Padeni in partnership with District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) attracted 1,200 villagers. Mr A K Singal, District and Session Judge, Nuh, and other officers addressed the camp.

NEWS AND MEDIA

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

Contributors: Aparna Radhakrishnan, Siprian Kiro, Susmita Guru, Upasana Upadhyaya

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team