Updates of all activities of Saheli Trust, Dehra Dun, India
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Dear Everyone,

May was an active month, with lots of interesting things happening simultaneously. Scroll down to know about them.
Talk on Drug Abuse
Rescuing Roshni
Passerby's called up our Saheli Women's Helpline about a seemingly mentally challenged girl walking around aimlessly alone. We took her to the local police station, where luckily her father also came after some time looking for her. Just to be sure, we took the child and the father to their home and met the mother too. Her name turned out to be Roshni and she was mentally challenged. Luckily we found the girl, it could have been worse.
SheCab Update
Our much awaited Cab service for women in Dehradun, is almost on it's feet. Our drivers have been well trained by now, two of them clocking 900 kms in training drives. In the picture above you can see them learning how to change flat tyres. Hopefully by the middle of June we should be able to launch the Cab service. It will provide a safe, convenient and economical mode of transport for women.
Education@YourDoorStep
Our attempt to educate girls and women in rural areas in their own villages, under what we call E@YD, is progressing at full pace. Two new centers were inaugurated this month and 3 centers held mid session exams. As of end of May, we have educated 243 girls this year in 14 different villages.

A big thanks to all those who have supported our efforts by funding books and teachers salaries. If you'd like to help educated girls in villages, please let us know by replying to this email.
Outreach program
Our Outreach Program designed to trace women and girls in distress by house to house visit in villages and slums around Dehradun has touched a figure of 2000 houses so far this year. Pictures above show our workers visiting houses in different villages around Dehradun. A record of each house visited, it's residents and issues facing the family are recorded and acted upon.
Pushpa, a girl living in Saheli Women's Home, did us proud by winning the District Judo Championship. Pushpa, now 17, has been a Judo player since Class 2 and has won National Judo Championship in 2016 in the Junior Category. She is an inspiring figure to a lot of young girls. In the picture above, she is seen with her Judo coach, Kanika.
Greetings from Saheli
Dear Everyone,

As you can probably see from our Newsletter above, May has been incredibly active with so many different things happening at the same time.

Our most important project this year, SheCab is almost ready to be launched. Our drivers are trained and our vehicles almost ready. A few loose ends need to be tied up before the formal launch next month. I must express my upmost gratitude to all those of you who have helped us in making this dream a reality. Almost everyone who donated, quite substantial amounts of money, for buying cars and other items, don't want to be named, so we all should respect their privacy but I'm sure God above is watching us and will bless you for making lives of so many women, more meaningful and better. Thank you.

I would love your feedback and any other comments you would like to make. Please don't ever hesitate to share them with us, positive or negative.

With warm regards,

Shruti Kaushik,
Secretay,
Saheli Trust
...and in the end...
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