Sehgal Foundation asked young people about their aspirations for the future. Remarkable schoolchildren in the US described challenges they see for young people in rural India, and expressed their desire to become directly involved in fostering solutions.

Middle school and high school students Shreeya Yarlagadda, Adhitya Ajith, Rahul Chimata and Rohan Chalamalasetti each created incredible programs to benefit schoolchildren in rural India based on their individual passions for topics ranging from girl's education to safe drinking water in schools! With your support, all proceeds raised by these students' projects will go directly to TRANSFORM LIVES one school at a time program being implemented by S M Sehgal Foundation in India that creates a brighter future for schoolchildren in rural India by transforming schools into stimulating places of learning for students.

Meet the students!


Adhitya, a high school student from Waukee, IA, understands the importance of sanitation and good hygiene in schools. Adhitya's Cleanliness Project raises money to supply schools with COVID-19 Safety kits, which include face masks for all students, unique, no-touch hand-washing stations, and more!


Rahul, a high schooler from Eden Prairie from Minnesota, started his project, Laptops for Limitless Learning, to ensure that students in rural India have access to extended learning through technology.


Rohan, is a middle schooler from Kansas with a passion for water resources. Rohan's Clean Water Initiative is raising money to bring safe drinking water to schoolchildren in rural India.


Shreeya, is a high school student from Des Moines, IA. Inspired by her grandmother's story, Shreeya created her project, Shreeya's Life Skills, to bring access to bring digital and life skills awareness to schoolgirls in rural India.


Vidya, Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA. Vidya is passionate about literacy and ensuring that every child has access to books.

TRANSFORM LIVES one school at a time integrates Sehgal Foundation's key programs on water security, food security, and good governance 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; along with critical trainings in digital and life skills awareness and teams that empower community members and parents to become informed advocates for their children.

YOU ARE INVITED to support these young people! Each donation will directly benefit TRANSFORM LIVES one school at a time and will be matched 1:1 by Suri and Edda Sehgal.

Other ways to give

  • Direct Debit from Bank Accounts in India

Bank Details:
Non FC Savings Account Number: 57022216548

IFSC Code: SBIN0070695

Bank Name:

Bank Address:

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

  • For Donations in US Dollars
Send a cheque to:

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

  • 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


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

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