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Gram Uday (village rise), a partnership project of Sehgal Foundation and Publicis Sapient, in Nuh, Haryana, is helping villagers access entitlements under governance programs. 

Focus on Sehgal Foundation team member: Zafar Hussain 
The first Mewati employee of Sehgal Foundation!
The youngest of nine siblings born to a family residing in Nagina block of district Nuh, Haryana, Zafar is a farmer and a development worker at Sehgal Foundation who performs his roles with great panache and commitment. Zafar was the very first Mewati employee of Sehgal Foundation. 


Farm interventions lead the way for farmers
By Upasana Upadhyaya
With most people in rural India dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, and a growing demand for agriculture products, there is a dire need to promote improved farming practices for farmers to increase their productivity and earn a sustainable income. Read more . . .  


Workshop on Access to Justice
Together with Jaipur National University, Sehgal Foundation organized a one-day legal aid workshop at Seedling School of Law and Governance, Jaipur on April 24. Titled “Multi Stakeholder Workshop on Access to Justice,” the event saw participation from law schools and NGOs with deliberations and group discussions on access to justice. Sh. Ashok Kumar Jain, member secretary of Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority, presided as the chief guest and shared that comprehending law often becomes a hurdle in accessing information.

Nestlé India partners with Sehgal Foundation
Nestlé India and Sehgal Foundation joined hands for Project Vriddhi in Nuh, Haryana. Project Vriddhi will improve the livelihoods of 1,400 people over three years using an integrated approach, including improved delivery of public services related to health, education, and sanitation; water conservation; and improving farm livelihoods. The project was launched in village Rohira, Nuh, on April 5, amid a large community gathering. 

Invitation to be a part of UBA framework

Sehgal Foundation has been invited by IIT Jodhpur to collaborate on Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), a framework for promoting the dissemination of technologies toward the betterment of landscapes and the scientific aspects of Rajasthan's ecology. IIT Jodhpur is the regional coordinating institute for UBA for ten districts including Nagaur, Pali, Jodhpur, Jhunjhunu, Ganganagar, Churu, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Barmer, and Hanumangarh.

Sehgal Foundation staff recognized

Vikas Jha, director, Governance and Policy Advocacy, was invited to be on the executive board of Credibility Alliance. The decision was taken at the 14th AGM of Credibility Alliance held on 20 March. In addition, Niti Saxena, director, Development Research and Policy Initiatives, was invited to become a member of the Advisory Board of IndiaRxiv, a preprints repository of India. Pooja O. Murada, director, Communications was invited by the vice chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to be on the Advisory Committee for Community Radio Stations.


One school at a time, the transformation wave in government schools in Alwar, Rajasthan, is spreading far and wide. Together with school authorities and community members, schools are being given a new face with the provision of basic necessities, infrastructure repair and renovation, and the all-important digital literacy and life skills education classes.

Be part of this powerful change for more rural schoolchildren!
Your donation of any amount will be matched 1:1 by Dr. Suri Sehgal and Mrs. Edda Sehgal to transform more children’s lives.


How long will schoolchildren be without safe drinking water? 
By Neema Joshi
During my orientation program after joining the Sehgal Foundation team, my visit to the government middle school at village Banarasi, district Nuh, came with a surprise when the school principal told me that until recently there was no safe drinking water facility on the school premises. Read more . . . 


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

Contributors: Neema Joshi, Siprian Kiro, Upasana Upadhyaya

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

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