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Dear Everyone,

India is a land of festivals, each season brings with it a reason to celebrate and rejoice the wonders of nature. Celebrated "Rakshabandhan" at Saheli women's and children home, a festival dedicated to siblings love. "Eid" was another festival which was celebrated last month after the auspicious holy month of Ramadan. Several new classes of E@YD were inaugurated.

Read on to know more...
ANNUAL REPORT LAUNCH
Our Annual Report for 2017 was released by our President in a simple ceremony in a village on the outskirts of Dehradun. This is in contrast to most NGOs who spend huge amounts of money to release their Annual Reports in 5 star hotels. We rather spend that money, in field, on people who need our help. Thank you everyone for your blessings and support.

You can read the Annual Report here:


http://sahelitrust.com/AR2017.pdf
SheCab
...when a dream becomes reality...
In the picture above you can see our SheCab driver Madhu, welcoming our 200th guest with sweets and flowers at the airport. We thank each everyone of you to support and spread the idea of the only SheCab service in Dehradun.

Our vehicles are now getting commercialized and we will now soon launch our very own sweet and charming cab service SheCab.
Outreach to reach the unreachable...
An interactive meeting with the teenagers and adolescent girls, telling them the importance about education. Moat of the girls here take education very lightly.
Community Meeting at Sanjay Colony, a slum on the banks of Bindal River under Lal Pul in Dehradun.
Outreach meeting at Shiv Basti, Kanwali Road. Violence against women is rife in the area and we distributed our visiting cards among the women, to call us if they ever need help.
Rooftop meeting in Village Pithuwala on Women's rights with a small but attentive crowd.
Education@YourDoorstep
A small batch of 8 girls finished our 2 month program in the Nayanagar village. This is an area where restriction of girls movement is severely restricted and we had a tough time getting even 8 girls and that too only on the condition that we teach them in a particular house. Hopefully the girls imbibed some concept of women's rights and importance of education through their 2 month interaction with us and their children will not be subjected to such severe restrictions.
Exam time at Chamanpuri basti, near Lal Pul, wherein rural and urban slum girls and women are taught Spoken English and Basic Computers.
Exam time at Chanderpuri Basti near Patel Nagar, where the girls are taught Basic Computers and Spoken English in the local temple premises.
Two new batches of 32 girls in all started in Patel Nagar slums under our Education@YourDoorstep campaign, wherein we teach girls Spoken English and Basic Computers. For the first time we got a government hall to teach the children. Free English and Computer books and copies were given to the girls.
English & Hindi exam in Sanjay Colony, a slum near Patel Nagar. It is tough teaching children and ladies alphabets and basic reading / writing. Due to rain outside, the exam had to be taken in a narrow corridor of a house.
Rakshabandhan celebrations at Home
Rakhi is basically basically a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. Rakhi festival also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other.

All the children celebrated Raksha Bandhan with lots love and obviously sweets and other tasty dishes.

Hello !
Dear Everyone,

Greetings from Saheli,

Whenever I look around, I sense responsibility. Responsibility of lives of so many people. Not only lives, we are constantly working to build up their personality, so that one day they are no longer dependent on anyone. I will not lose even a single chance to thank you for the immense love and support you are providing Saheli to help these vulnerable lives. This is what restores my faith in humanity after seeing so many cases of people living a horrible life which none of us can ever imagine !!

Last month was a kind of hectic month with lots and lots of exams at E@YD program and set up of new classes and pass out ceremonies of the previous ones. With God's grace, SheCab will be soon launched in the coming month. Children at Saheli Home were busy with their first terminal examinations.

As I mentioned last month, we are still 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,

Shruti Kaushik,
Secretary,
Saheli Trust
+91-9760371958
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