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The Joy of Giving: Support girl-child education

Girls from the poorest rural families are sent to schools without basic needs such as toilets, clean drinking water, safe classroom facilities, life skills education or digital learning. Sehgal Foundation’s program, Transform Lives one school at a time, empowers girls by giving them equal access to education by ensuring they have safe infrastructures in school and critical access to life skills education and digital awareness training. 

We dedicate this season of giving for further accelerating these efforts by seeking your contribution to Girl-Child Education because WE KNOW YOU CARE! 

In Spotlight

Agriculture and Climate Change 
Global warming and climate change are impacting food and water security. To meet the challenge posed by climate change, while meeting food and energy needs in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is becoming popular around the globe. Some of these CSA methods include solar-based irrigation systems and direct seeded rice (DSR). Read S M Sehgal Foundation’s coverage on CSA by a national portal. . .

Community Connect

Engaging Farmers with Krishi Vigyan Kendras  

By Vikas Jha 

Sehgal Foundation is facilitating greater engagement of farmers with Krishi Viygan Kendras (KVK) (agriculture extension centers) in several locations in India. Farmers were trained on soil testing; modern agriculture practices of lentils, maize, and mustard; and farm mechanization, especially zero tillage. Read more. . .

Month at a Glance

Machonayakanahalli Tank: Rural Bangalore tank fills with water 
In Nelamangala taluk of Kasaba Hobli, a Machonayakanahalli tank under Budhihal Gram Panchayat in rural Bangalore, Karnataka, was completely filled after 30 years, making the villagers happy. Gram Panchayat President, Muniraju, said, “This year we have received good rain everywhere and the results are beyond expectations, after many years, most of the lakes have filled up.”

Partner visit to intervention sites in Rajasthan

The Mosaic team visited the transformed Government Senior Secondary School at Bagar Rajput Village and Baramda check dam of Ramgarh block, Alwar, Rajasthan. Representatives from the senior management of Mosaic Company and Mosaic India were present at the event. The newly constructed check dam was inaugurated and handed over to the community, and schoolchildren and School Management Committee members shared about the school improvements and the positive impact on children's education.

Launch of a project on TB on community radio 
Community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 launched a new series TB Challenge: TB Harega, Desh Jeetega on November 21, 2022. The series has been started in partnership with NGO Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation (SMART) with the objective to provide information about tuberculosis, its symptoms, treatment, and nutrition.

Learning Exchange Workshop 
Global HWTS Network and HWTS Network, India, facilitated by S M Sehgal Foundation in partnership with CAWST and NIRDPR, hosted the two-day Learning Exchange on November 10–11, 2022, at Gurugram. The workshop provided a platform to share and discuss the accomplishments and challenges to pave the way for better access to safe drinking water for all, and to explore the potential areas to reap the benefits of a relationship between the two networks.

Children’s Day Celebrations 
National Children's Day was celebrated with students from primary schools in Uttam Gram villages in Madhya Pradesh, and project locations in Bihar and Karnataka. The events engaged schoolchildren in various cultural activities and poetry and essay writing, and school administration interacted with students and gave them goodies to make them feel special.

Presentations and Conferences


Goalmakers Annual Conference, being organized by Global Washington, has Mr. Jay Sehgal, executive vice president, Sehgal Foundation, on the speakers' list. At the conference on December 7–8, 2022, Jay will speak on the second day on Food Security and Zero Hunger.

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Ms. Anjali Makhija, trustee and CEO, S M Sehgal Foundation, was invited as a speaker for Project Sashakt NGO Capacity Building Training organized by Vishwa Yuva Kendra November 22–26, 2022. Anjali facilitated a session on NGO Governance viz; employee welfare and its compliances, organization policies, building a conducive environment, and ethical practices.

Mr. Lalit Sharma, principal scientist, Water Research and Training, was invited as a keynote speaker for a workshop on November 25, 2022, "Resilience to Climate Change and Sustainable Water Supply (RESCUE)" by the Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT Roorkee, NIH Roorkee, Pusan National University, Korea, and Kindai University, Japan.



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Interns Share!

“This summer, I have had the opportunity to see the work of Sehgal Foundation, the Social Work and Research Centre known as Barefoot College, and the Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE). It was an experience that changed my life.” Julia Baribeau

"Sehgal Foundation provided me with my first qualitative research experience in the field of women's empowerment. I loved my summer here and learned so much more than I could've imagined." —Shivani Kumaresan

S M Sehgal Foundation invites interns to join us in promoting rural development by sharing their skills and experience for empowering people in rural areas. See the list of projects available for virtual internships. Also see a video tutorial on Internships.


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

Contributors: Julia Baribeau, Shivani Kumaresan, Vikas Jha

Photo Credits: S M Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Outreach for Development team

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