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Minnesota’s philanthropic investors to celebrate completion of India school project

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The Bhandwada Government Senior Secondary School in Alwar District is the ninth school completed as part of Sehgal Foundation’s Transform Lives one school at a time initiative.
The Bhandwada Government Senior Secondary School in Alwar District is the ninth school completed as part of Sehgal Foundation’s Transform Lives one school at a time initiative.

Sehgal Foundation to host a special event in St. Louis Park, MN, on September 9.

A generous group of “philanthropic investors” in Minnesota are celebrating the completion of the first school project they funded in Alwar, Rajasthan, with matching support from Sehgal Foundation in the United States.

The Bhandwada Government Senior Secondary School in Alwar District is the ninth school completed of 20 in progress in rural India since late 2016 as part of Sehgal Foundation’s Transform Lives one school at a time initiative. More than 350 students are enrolled in the school, with 176 girls and 175 boys.

“We support Transform Lives because this initiative provides concrete results that assure a better future for children who are now living in extreme poverty,” prominent community leaders Ram and Neena Gada of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, said in a statement provided to the American Bazaar. “The need is so great and the results are powerful. It is our duty to share our resources for such a noble cause of spreading knowledge.”

Sehgal Foundation and it team of advisors in Minnesota are hosting a free special event Sunday, September 9, 2018, to celebrate the completion of the Alwar project. According to the Foundation, the event will feature inspiring children’s stories, updates/impact, silent auction, and live entertainment, besides food and drinks.


WHAT: Sehgal Foundation event to celebrate Alwar school project

WHERE: Barry Family Campus, Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416

WHEN: 2:00-5:30 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2018

EVENT DETAILS/REGISTRATION INFORMATION: https://transformlives2018.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: Marly at animarly@aol.com. Visit www.smsfoundation.org.


So far, more than 5,000 schoolchildren are able to enjoy safe, refurbished school buildings and grounds along with drinking water and toilets (thanks to rainwater harvesting systems), libraries, recreation space and equipment, and training centers for vital life skills education, digital literacy, and good governance.

Children in primary government schools in 640,000 villages in rural India still lack the most basic requirements for a nurturing and safe learning environment and skills training that prepare them for a better future. The Sehgal Foundation team in India ensures that villagers, teachers, and school management committees understand the benefits and provide their support in full partnership to sustain the projects.

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SM Sehgal Foundation makes presentation at 56th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development (February 6, 2018)
India needs to harvest water to end drought crisis: Indian American philanthropist Suri Sehgal (May 6, 2016)
Solving water problems of India’s schoolchildren, drop by drop (November 9, 2017)


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