Current Projects

The following projects, supported by generous donors, are examples of Seva Mandir's programmes in action.

 


Rural Livelihoods Project, 2019 - 2024: Axis Bank Foundation

Improving the livelihoods of rural communities and empowering women to become financially independent and secure by enhancing the natural resource base, improving agricultural production techniques and strengthening women's and community institutions. In total, 30,000 households will have their livelihoods improved through this partnership. See Rural Livelihoods.

 


Integrated Community Developement Project, 2015–2024: Larsen and Toubro

Improving the status of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), maternal and early child health, and education, alongside increasing livelihoods security of 24 resource-poor communities southern Rajasthan. The project reaches 21,000 people and is restoring 3,300 hectares of land through watershed development. See WASH, Early Childcare and Development, Education and Strengthening Rural Livelihoods.


Addressing Malnutrition Through Early Childhood Care in Rural Udaipur, 2019–2022: Bajaj Holding and Investment

Promoting and providing healthcare and preventative healthcare to 1,500 children aged 0–5 years and 1,200 women. See Combating Malnutrition.


Ensuring Childcare Through Full-Day Balwadis, 2019–2022: OakNorth Global

Supporting the overall development of 900 children and preparing them for school, while improving their health and well-being through the running of 36 Balwadis. See Early Childcare and Development.


Empowering Women Through Income Enhancement, 2018-2022: Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd
Empowering women through agricultural income-generating activities and water resource augmentation. The project is helping 178 women to raise livestock and grow flowers as a means to increase their income, as well as restoring and constructing water infrastructure and distributing filters. Furthermore, 13 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) have been created to further empower women and ensure their financial security. See Empowering Women and Rural Livelihoods.


Supporting Enterprises in Kotra and Majam, 2015–2022: Royal Bank of Scotland Foundation India (RBS Foundation India)
Enabling the treatment of 1,400 hectares of land through soil and water conservation activities for water security, and enhancing the livelihoods of over 3,800 rural and tribal households through income-generation activities. See Rural Livelihoods.


Ensuring Access to Clean Drinking Water, 2018-2019/2019-2020: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)
Ensuring 4,250 rural and tribal people have access to clean drinking water year-round. See WASH.


Ensuring Quality Education for Out-of-School Children, 2019–2020: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)
Supporting the education of more than 1,500 children aged 6–14 from rural and tribal communities through our Residential Learning Camp (RLC) and 50 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Supporting Education for Rural Children in Southern Rajasthan, 2019-2020: Mahindra & Mahindra
Supporting the education of 800 children from rural and tribal communities through 28 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Supporting Education for Rural Children in Southern Rajasthan, 2019-2020: Max India Foundation
Supporting the education of 300 children from rural and tribal communities through 12 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Ensuring Early Childcare and Education Through Full-Day Balwadis, 2019-2020: Target International
Supporting the overall development of 275 children and preparing them for school, while improving their health and well-being through the running of Seva Mandir’s Balwadis. See Early Childcare and Development.


Ensuring Early Childcare and Education Through Full-Day Balwadis, 2019-2020: Afshan & Barac Bieri–Stiftung
Supporting the overall development of children and preparing them for school, while improving their health and well-being through the running of 2 Balwadis. See Early Childcare and Development.


Supporting the Education of Rural Children in Southern Rajasthan, 2018–2020: Yatra Foundation
Supporting the education of 750 children from rural and tribal communities through 20 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Supporting the Education of Children in Poor Tribal Communities in Rajasthan, 2018-2019: DMart
Supporting 35 children from rural and tribal communities who are living in poverty and who have either dropped out of school or have never been, by enabling them to attend our Residential Learning Camp. See Education.


Supporting the Education of Children in Poor Tribal Communities in Rajasthan, 2018-2019: General Insurance Company (GIC)
Funding 5,000 school bags for students at our Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


The Primary Education of Out-of-School children through Residential Learning Camps, 2018–2019: ICRA Limited
Providing 100 out-of-school children from rural tribal communities with a quality primary education through our Residential Learning Camp (RLC). See Education.


Heritage Development and Waste Management in Peri-Urban Settlements, 2018-2019: InterGlobe Foundation
Restoring heritage sites in Delwara’s peri-urban settlement and implementing waste management systems in Kelwara. Delwara’s historic Indra Kund (an 18th-century step-well) is being restored to its original condition, along with a rare Persian Wheel which is used to pull water from the well. In Kelwara, this project is implementing a waste management system for the growing peri-urban settlement, through the provision of a waste site, a team of local cleaners and a waste collection system. See Peri-urban Governance.


Socio-Economic Development of Rural Communities through an Integrated Approach, 2018–2019: JK Tyre & Industries Limited
Delivering an integrated development project to improve the socio-economic status of women and providing clean drinking water to 24 village communities reaching more than 3,700 people. This project is developing Self-Help Groups (SHGs), constructing water tanks and restoring wells. See Empowering Women and WASH.


Water Conservation Project Under the Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan programme of the Government of Rajasthan, 2018–2019: JK Tyre & Industries Limited
Undertaking the construction of water-harvesting structures to increase the availability of water in rural locations. 4 dams are being constructed under this project, benefiting more than 150 households. See Natural Resources.


Enabling Communities to Access Clean Drinking Water, 2018-2019: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
Providing clean drinking water facilities to more than 800 people across 6 villages of southern Rajasthan. Through this partnership, a well is being restored and made safe and a 4,000-litre water tank is being installed in a central village location. The project is installing 2 solar panel pumping systems to transport water from the restored well to the water tank.


Prevention and Reduction of Malnutrition Amongst Children, 2018-2019: Oracle
Preventing and reducing malnutrition in 1,500 children up to five years of age. The project utilises UNICEF’s '1,000 days' approach, which aims to ensure that children receive the necessary healthcare and nutrition during the most crucial stages of their development. Balsakhis work with pregnant women and new mothers, delivering antenatal and postnatal care in the home. Furthermore, Balwadis are supported in this project to provide preschool education, nutritious food and a safe environment for children. See Combating Malnutrition and Early Childcare and Development.


Supporting the Education of Children from Tribal Communities in Southern Rajasthan, 2018-2019: The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd
Funding 1,000 school bags for students at our Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Supporting the Education of Rural Children in Southern Rajasthan, 2018 – 2019: ASHA for Education
Supporting the education of rural and tribal children aged 6–14 through our Residential Learning Camp (RLC) and 30 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Engaging Youth Through Sport, 2018-2019: St. James’s Place Foundation
Providing over 200 adolescent girls and boys with invaluable life skills, advice and opportunities by engaging with them through the medium of football. Football camps have been created in a region where tradition perpetuates gender biases and where many young people do not take part in any sport. These camps have given an opportunity for girls and boys to break down traditional barriers in their communities and to become linked with Seva Mandir’s Youth Resource Centres (YRCs). See Tomorrow’s Citizens.


Scholarship Programme, 2016 – Ongoing: Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd
Providing full scholarships to 50 children from rural and tribal communities for higher-secondary education (9th–12th Grade) at the Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School in Udaipur. See Education.


Khushi and Nandghar, 2016-2020: Hindustan Zinc Ltd
Monitoring, assessing and building the quality of government Anganwadis in rural southern Rajasthan. It is often the case that the government Anganwadis are not able to provide quality education, if any education at all, due to staff absenteeism, lack of funding and lack of maintenance. Seva Mandir, in partnership with Hindustan Zinc Ltd, monitors the regular attendance of teachers through a camera-monitoring system also used in Seva Mandir’s Balwadis, implements malnutrition prevention methods, and works to increase the cognitive and learning ability of the Anganwadis’ children. This partnership is reaching over 33,500 children in 1,345 Anganwadis in southern Rajasthan. See Early Childcare and Development.


Supporting Bridge Schools, 2016–2019: British and Foreign Schools Foundation
Supporting the education of more than 600 children from rural and tribal communities through 18 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Supporting the Education of Rural Children in Southern Rajasthan, 2015-2019: Waterloo Foundation
Supporting the education of over 400 children from rural and tribal communities through 15 Shiksha Kendras. See Education.


Offsetting Carbon Footprints through Afforestation, 2008-2019/2019-2024: MakeMyTrip
Implementing an afforestation project that has regenerated the local ecology through the planting of over 1 million trees. Water resource infrastructure has been constructed as part of this project, which has increased the availability of water for human and agricultural use in an area prone to long droughts. The land now provides food, fuel and fodder needed in everyday agricultural and village life.

MMT and Seva Mandir have extended their partnership for an additional five years to plant 200,000 more trees that will benefit approximately 6,000 families, whilst giving the potential to absorb 15,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year.


Child Representative Programme, 1999-2025: Plan International
Giving children aged 3-18 the ability to have a say in their community’s development. Seva Mandir’s Bal Pratinidhi Programme (BPP) covers 132 villages, with over 5,000 ‘Child Representatives’ (CRs) participating. CRs meet in child-only forums called Bal Manchs to discuss community and development issues, from sanitation to child-trafficking, from access to clean drinking water to education. One girl and one boy CR are nominated by their forum to represent the CRs in the Gram Vikas Committee meetings to ensure that their voices are heard, and their concerns can be acted upon.


Supporting Seva Mandir’s Women’s Shelter, Ongoing: Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB)
Supporting Seva Mandir’s Shelter for women who are victims of physical and/or psychological abuse. See Empowering Women.


Childline India Foundation, Ongoing
Childline India Foundation gives children in rural and tribal communities the ability to access a 24/7 tele-helpline through which they can request help from a local volunteer. Seva Mandir is currently facilitating two Childline India Foundation centres – one in Udaipur city and one in the rural and tribal area of Jhadol.


Untied/non-project specific funding
In addition to these donor-sponsored projects, Seva Mandir is very fortunate to receive contributions to its central fund from the following donors. These untied donations enable Seva Mandir to fund its full range of programmes according to need. (See Partnering.)

SSA Infosystems Private Ltd, 2018-19
Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World)
Plan India

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