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Clean drinking water, separate bathrooms for girls, and basic life skills education in a safe environment should be available in every school. Your support for Transform Lives one school at a time is bringing true joy and hope to schoolchildren in rural India. A special thank you to the core teams of donors and helpers in Florida, Iowa, and Minnesota, whose contributions have already launched more transformations in 2018!
Help us make that dream a reality in more schools! Remember that your gift will be matched.
Join us for a Transform Lives one school at a time event in Florida, USA on February 25, 2018. For details, visit www.smsfoundation.org 


   

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Started in the US by an Indian scientist, Sehgal Foundation has transformed 700 villages
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INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH:  Professor Marian Muste
Working together for a better future!
I was always a “river guy.” Early on, I understood the importance of rivers as the crux of any civilization. The growing misuse of water resources became a concern as I was growing up, which is why I wanted to engage with a cause close to my heart and through which I could make a difference

STORY OF THE MONTH
Digital Literacy: A window to a new world 
Saurabh Sood and Aseem Khanna 
“I use a laptop at home because I have learned now how to use one. In fact, I told my mom that we will start paying our bills from home rather than standing in long queues. ~Afsana, age 12, village Sohanpur, block Ramgarh, Alwar.
Literacy is a valuable tool for the development of a person, and digital literacy plays an increasingly significant role in overall literacy. However, for some, understanding even the basics of computer technology is an elusive task. Almost 70 percent of India’s population resides in rural areas, so the critical components of their development must include education and literacy training. Read More . . . 
   

LATEST AT SEHGAL FOUNDATION

Integrated Village Development project initiated 
Sehgal Foundation recently launched an Integrated Village Development project titled Umeed (hope) supported by the Housing Development financial Corporation (HDFC). The project will be carried out in six villages of Nuh district and three villages of Rewari district in Haryana.

Village committees to maintain water infrastructure
Community takes over the eleven check dams constructed under the Jaldhara (stream of water) project, supported by Coca-Cola Foundation in four villages of Karauli district, Rajasthan. Other project interventions include solar pumps and plantation. Read More . . .  

Kudos to our team!
Sehgal Foundation's project implementation team in Samastipur, Bihar, has contributed immensely in making safe drinking water accessible to rural households across 200 villages. Please join us in congratulating our high-spirited team of eight grassroots change makers. 

BLOG
From unpleasant conversations to meaningful decisions
Arti Manchanda Grover
The adage “Change starts with you” holds true for the whole team at community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8, an initiative of S M Sehgal Foundation, as they ventured into a new domain of gender programming on radio—a journey of change in thought, perceptions, and sometimes self-belief. Read More . . . 

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

Contributors: Aparna Radhakrishnan, Aseem Khanna, Saurabh Sood, Susmita Guru, Sarah Berry

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

   
 
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