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As Sehgal Foundation celebrates 20 years of work in rural India, the news media remind us that India is a water-deficient nation. Erratic monsoons, high temperatures, greater demand for water, and mismanagement of water contribute to water scarcity.

Sehgal Foundation teams continue work with communities to conserve water, raise awareness, and influence policies at all levels of government to bring about greater water security in India.

Message from the Founders at 20 years

When we established Sehgal Foundation twenty years ago to help village communities in rural India, we did not want to be a “charitable” nongovernmental organization (NGO) but a “development” NGO that is secular and non-political. The vision for the future is fantastic—a vision of ongoing rapid progress and movement for change that will continue to spread from village to village in all directions throughout India.


Transform Lives one school at a time impact in one year: a snapshot

The total funds raised from April 2018 to March 2019 from US donors amounted to $200,000 and were matched by Dr. Suri and Mrs. Edda Sehgal. The $400,000 was used to transform nine more schools and to implement Varun Myneni’s Water for Life project and Ashwin Sinha’s Worksheets for Water initiative. Funds raised by student, Shreeya Yarlagadda, continue to support Shreeya’s Transform Lives and Digital Literacy project. Approximately 5,000 schoolchildren were impacted by these projects. 

As many as 130-million school-age children in government primary schools in rural India still lack the most basic requirements for a nurturing and safe learning environment and the skills training to prepare them for a bright future. Your donation of any amount will be matched 1:1 by Dr. Suri Sehgal and Mrs. Edda Sehgal. Sehgal Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Transform Lives one school at a time: Upcoming Events


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Latest at Sehgal Foundation

Florida’s “philanthropic investors” make a big splash

Sixty-five “philanthropic investors” attended a Sehgal Foundation event in Estero, Florida, on February 9, and came close to their $250,000 fundraising goal for 2019. Olivia Tidwell and Natasha Hill shared what they learned in their internships with Sehgal Foundation in India.

Dr. Suri Sehgal visits Minnesota for two special events

Dr. Suri Sehgal was asked to speak at the 40th anniversary celebration of SILC (School of India for Language & Culture) on June 1 in the Twin Cities and June 2, he joined with Minnesota donors and core advisors of Sehgal Foundation at a luncheon gathering in Minneapolis.

Iowa International Center recognizes Sehgal Foundation

Jay Sehgal and Sehgal Foundation were recognized for their support to immigrants and inspiring global community on June 18 at a gathering in Des Moines to honor the partnership between the Foundation’s Iowa Chapter and Iowa International Center (IIC).


Interns from US learn and share their talent

The World Food Prize Foundation partners closely with Sehgal Foundation in Gurugram with the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program that provides high school students with an eight-week hands-on experience working with scientists across the globe.

Sehgal Foundation honored with Education Award

Sehgal Foundation was recognized by the state-level Bhamashah Award, by the Government of Rajasthan for contributions to the education sector in Rajasthan on June 28, 2019.

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Editorial Team: Jay Sehgal, Marly Cornell, Pooja O. Murada

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

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