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

April has been a hectic month, with the beginning of the Indian summer and with several things going on simultaneously, keeping us on our toes the entire month.
Education@YourDoorstep Campaign
Starting April, we have also started teaching Hindi under our E@YD project to those women and children who have received no education at all. Two such classes were started in villages on the outskirts of Dehradun, the pictures above are from the class at Pithuwala Village and the pictures below show the class at Tuntunwala Village.
In addition to these two classes, another class of Spoken English & Basic Computes was started in Telpur Village. 23 girls registered for the class. The picture on right below is that of the new class. The picture on left below is that of a batch of 24 students in Muslim National School finishing their 2 month long class and receiving completion certificates.
Last month we visited Darbhanga Basti, Lakhibagh, a sprawling shanty town right in the middle of Dehradun. It is populated by migrants, mostly from Bengal & Bihar and it's extremely narrow lanes are very congested. Problems of alcohol abuse and domestic violence are rife in the area. Access to health care and police, non existent .
Another outreach meeting was held at Chander Nagar Slums in the month of May. Again narrow lanes, barely 8 feet wide, and open drains lend gloomy aura to the area. Most of the women here work as domestic help and men are daily laborers. Luckily the women here are better off than the ones we encountered in the meeting mentioned above. The biggest problem here was the lack of government run schools.
On a positive note, our efforts at starting a Women's Only Cab service in Dehradun is progressing well. In the pic above, the women drivers are seen undergoing self defense classes.
In May, we welcomed a new member in Saheli Women's & Children's Shelter,, 10 year old Kajal. After the death of her mother, the girl suffered abuse at the hands of her Stepmother and was never sent to school. Her father could no longer bear with it and finally decided to seek help. Hopefuly in a few months, you'll see a new Kajal
Bonjour !
Dear Everyone,

Our plans to launch a Women's only Cab service in Dehradun are progressing slowly but surely. The three lady drivers are now fairly well trained and in a few weeks will be capable of starting to work. Our website and app are under construction and we are seeking help from a renowned Car maker in India to help us under CSR. We still are short of some money to buy our second car, so once again, i would like to appeal to everyone to please help us. We are still short of Rs 1,00,000.

Also, we are looking for someone to sponsor the girl who has joined our Shelter recently. We need Rs 3,000 per month to look after her education, personal needs and shelter. If you would like to help educate a girl, please reply to this email. It's all because of you, we are able to do what we have done so far. So, please keep helping us help others.

Also, i would be more than happy if you have any questions or suggestions about our work. New ideas can help us grow. Criticism can also help us improve, so both are more than welcome.

Regards,

Dr Nitin Pandey
Trustee,
Saheli Trust
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