Together We Can, Transform Lives and Keep Schoolchildren Safe and Healthy in Rural India

With the generous contributions of our supporters, we have already transformed over 60 schools, perpetually creating a better future for more than 18,000 children across rural India. As India prepares to reopen the schools in mid-August,  we need to implement life-saving COVID-19 Safety measures and ensure that rural children are safe and healthy once schools re-open. Your help in reaching as many schools as possible will be highly appreciated.

Schools and playgrounds are breeding grounds for various infections; a fact that becomes particularly important in light of COVID-19. Across rural India, COVID-19 cases are on the rise. A recent UNICEF report projects that the virus may impact some 600 million South Asian children, and could be potentially life-threatening for around 459,000 children over the next six months. With a looming threat of COVID-19 transmission in overpopulated schools, poor rural children across India who attend government schools are among the most vulnerable.

With your help, the Sehgal Foundation can implement COVID- 19 school safety measures to save lives. Every $1,500 raised will enable us to implement a COVID-19 School Safety Package in one existing TRANSFORM LIVES one school at a time school. This pioneering intervention is designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in rural schools and includes:

  • An original no-touch hand washing station
  • 2 oximeters
  • 5 thermometers
  • Distribution of masks developed by local women’s committees
  • Distribution of sanitizers
  • Community engagement with children, teachers and parents on COVID-19 prevention and sanitation practices

We have the power to help our precious young ones across rural India learn and thrive in safe, healthy and empowering schools. Please join us today and donate! #TogetherWeCan

Join together to support children across rural India stay safe and healthy when schools reopen
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Learn more about Sehgal Foundation's COVID-19 Response and Impact

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TRANSFORM LIVES one school at a time integrates Sehgal Foundation’s key programs on water security, food security, and social justice to create positive change and secure a better future for schoolchildren in rural India. The program ensures that children have clean water, hygienic restrooms, and safe and uplifting facilities and playgrounds at their schools; provides critical training in life-skills awareness and digital literacy; and empowers community members and parents to become informed advocates for their children.

Other ways to give

  • Direct Debit from Bank Accounts in India

Bank Details:
Non FC Savings Account Number: 57022216548

IFSC Code: SBIN0070695

Bank Name:
STATE BANK OF INDIA

Bank Address:
SUPER MART-I,
DLF PH-IV,
GURUGRAM-122003

City:
Gurgaon, Haryana, India

  • For Donations in Rupees
Send a cheque to:

S M Sehgal Foundation
Plot No. 34, Sector 44
Institutional Area
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122003
India

  • For Donations in US Dollars
Send a cheque to:

Sehgal Foundation
100 Court Ave, Ste 211,
Des Moines, IA 50309
USA

  • For our Corporate Supporters:
You can stay involved in this important work in more than one way:

1. Adopt a specific project:

You could adopt a project in the three core areas: managing water resources, increasing agriculture productivity and strengthening rural governance.

2. CSR Engagement:

If your CSR program has an alignment with Sehgal Foundation’s work, our team would be delighted to have a detailed conversation with you about working in partnership. Kindly email partnerships@smsfoundation.org

 

Online donations are very easy to make and are tax deductible.

Citrus Pay is used for domestic transactions and PayPal is used for international transactions. Both are secure and safe. Your financial details remain absolutely secure and protected.

 

Yes, there are tax benefits to donating to the Sehgal Foundation.

For an Indian national donating in rupees, your donation is 50% tax exempt under Section 80G.

For US residents donating in dollars, your donation is tax exempt since Sehgal Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Absolutely. The tax exemption certificate will reach you within 30 working days or less depending on your geographical location.

For more assistance or information with regard to donating to the Sehgal Foundation, please email partnerships@smsfoundation.org

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Sehgal Foundation has strengthened rural communities since 1999. Your contribution will make a difference!