A strategic review of Seva Mandir

A high-level team of international development experts and academics from IMAGO Global Grassroots has carried out a strategic review of Seva Mandir at the request of its management.  The team assessed Seva Mandir’s past, present ...

Child Marriage: Preeti and Manju

We first met Preeti at a women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) in Kankroli.   The women were receiving training from representatives of Sadhna in embroidery.  Those who complete the course satisfactorily will be given the opportunity to ...

Trafficking in Kherwara Block, Udaipur

A study of the causes, chains and consequences, by Reetika Revathy Subramanian   An earlier e-newsletter reported on the first two winners of Seva Mandir’s Gender and Society Fellowship.  One of the inaugural fellows was ...

Helping strengthen government preschool centres

  As readers of the e-newsletter will know, Seva Mandir runs about 260 Balwadis (preschool centres) which keep children safe so that their mothers and older siblings can work or attend school, and it offers ...

Kotra block: a snapshot of livelihoods

Kotra is one of the seven geographical regions in which Seva Mandir works and is the furthest from the NGO’s headquarters.  Its population is 95% tribal. Lagging on most development indicators and public services such ...

Seva Mandir 1968-2018: Celebrating our past, inspiring our future

Dr Mohan Sinha Mehta, founder of Seva Mandir   Seva Mandir is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  Founded in April 1968 by Dr Mohan Sinha Mehta, it initially focused mainly on adult literacy, with ...

Women leaders bringing justice and reconciliation

Over the last decade, Seva Mandir has set up Women’s Resource Centres (WRCs) in many rural villages to give women a structured space for resolving the problems facing them, especially domestic violence.  The WRCs are ...