Making the most of precious water resources

On recent field trips to Kumbhalgarh and Kankroli we saw how Seva Mandir, with the help of two Indian corporate sponsors (Larsen & Toubro, and JK Tyres respectively), works with villagers to make the best ...

Seva Mandir’s Child Representative Programme

  Background Seva Mandir’s Child Representative Programme (CRP), funded by Plan, selects a number of (representative) children from deprived backgrounds in various villages and tracks their development in education and broader social skills until they ...

Seva Mandir’s scholarship project

The background In the remote tribal areas of southern Rajasthan, the state provision of education leaves a great deal to be desired. In these areas children often have no government school within easy reach, and ...

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 ...