Immunization for Tribal Children and Young Mothers

Oct 4, 2012

Know how your contribution is creating real change in India

Photo was takend during Immunization Camp
Photo was takend during Immunization Camp

We would like to thank you for your support our project ‘Immunization for tribal children and women’.

On October 17, 2012, Global Giving will host third and final Bonus Day of the year.  Every donation made on this day, will be matched at 30% up to $1,000 or until all matching funds run out. That means if you donate us $100, you're effectively donating us $130. An extra $30 will immunize one child against 6 deadly diseases!

If we have donations from the most unique donors, we will receive an additional $1,000 and if we raise the most money, we will receive an additional $1,000 on top of that. We request you to donate us on Bonus Day and make us win these exciting prizes.

With this letter, we have attached the annual progress report of this project, for you to know how exactly your donations are creating real change.

Highlights of this year…


  • 1,167 immunization camps were held in 125 locations.
  • BCG shots were received by 668 children.
  • 1,158 children received DPT / OPV (1st dose).
  • 814 children received DPT / OPV (2nd dose).
  • DPT / OPV (3rd dose) were received by 686 children.
  • 603 children received Measles vaccine.


  • 1,217 women received complete dose of tetanus toxoid.
  • 1,553 women registered for antenatal checkups. These checkups consist of:
  1. Hemoglobin test,
  2. Urine test for checking risk factors (i.e. Eclampsia),
  3. Blood pressure test,
  4. Weight check and
  5. Routine physical examination.

This all progress wouldn’t have been made without your support. Once again many thanks for your continued faith in our work. Please do share your thoughts on this project and feedback report.

With warm regards,


Aug 3, 2012

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We would like to thank you once again for your continuing support and faith in our work! Your valuable donations have been crucial in helping us make a great difference in people’s lives here in Rajasthan.

We are thrilled to announce that one of our photos has been selected to feature in the Photo Contest 2012 organized by Global Giving.  Voting began on August 1, 2012 and will end on August 15, 2012.

Why we want you to Vote for our Photo:

We believe the photo captures the pure spirit of the project ‘Send a Child in India to School for a Year’, and reflects the possibilities that lie ahead.  With 3 Clicks, you can help us to win the Photo Contest and the Bonus Cash Prize of $1,000!

How 3 Clicks will Help:

  • First Click - to vote for our photo following this link,
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  • Third Click- to share the beautiful image among your friends, family and networks to spread the word. If you share this with just five people, we most definitely have good chance of success!

Why this Project:

Children (6-14 years old) in villages of Udaipur, India lack access to quality education for a number of reasons. In some cases they belong to very poor families whose per capita consumption is a little more than Rs. 500/-. Often these children support their family incomes by either working as laborers or performing household chores or looking after younger siblings.

Through your vote to this project, the Bonus Cash Prize will help us fund an entire rural school to provide quality education to 25 out-of-school and working children for a year.  To learn more about one of our schools, please see the enclosed photo story.

With you at our side, our work is made a little less difficult, and our efforts stretch a whole lot further. We therefore, invite you to support us with 3 clicks.  Please share your thoughts on this report.

With many thanks,

Your friends at Seva Mandir

Jul 2, 2012

Your help is spreading awareness for ante-natal care in India

Nurse educating women about anti-natal care
Nurse educating women about anti-natal care

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Seva Mandir!

Hope you are well. We are nearing the monsoon and hoping to have a great one despite that our summer were not too hot this year. We will keep you posted on it.

I am writing to share with you the story of Sita who was six month pregnant and was unaware about the ante-natal care. You will learn in the story as how she received Ante natal check ups in these immunization camps 

Your support is reaching to many more such Sita in our region. We look forward to your continuing support.

Thank you and regards,



Sita, lives in Badoliya village of Jhadol block where Seva Mandir runs an immunization camp every month. She was in the sixth month of her second pregnancy when she came for getting her tetanus toxoid shot. Sita had the notion that one needs only the two tetanus toxoid shots during the pregnancy and was completely unaware of the other components of antenatal care. Her report revealed that she was underweight, had low blood pressure and a very low hemoglobin level. The immunization team observed that Sita never paid attention towards medical care as she presumed herself to be healthy.

The immunization team counseled her on taking a balanced nutritious diet, taking adequate rest and also maintaining basic hygiene practices. During her second visit to the camp, the team observed an increase in the weight and hemoglobin. Her blood pressure was also normal. Now, Sita and her family is expecting a healthy baby in the coming month. The timely advice helped saving the lives of Sita and her baby.


Apr 9, 2012

You supported 1661 children for immunization and minor ailments.

Child recieving vaccination
Child recieving vaccination

Dear Friends,

Hope you are well and have enjoyed a great Easter this year. I am writing to share with you the half yearly progress report for the project you are supporting – Immunization for Tribal Children and Young Mothers.

As you know, it aims at improving the immunization status of children and pregnant women in remote rural areas of Udaipur by organizing camps on a fixed day and time every month in over 120 villages. In addition to immunization these camps also provide antenatal checkups and treatment for minor childhood illnesses.

With your support we reach out to more than 1000 children and 500 mothers every year. Please find enclosed a mid-year progress report for the year 2011-12.  For your convenience a brief summary of the report is also given below -

During the mid year 2011-12, immunization of Balwadi (Seva Mandir’s rural pre-schools for tribal children, 1 to 5 years old) children was facilitated with the help of new dedicated team, who monitor the intervention at all the five blocks of Udaipur District. Once in every three months, the team visited these 31 balwadis and a total of 393 children were immunized for BCG, DPT and oral polio drops.

A total of 545 camps were held during the reporting period while 62 camps were got cancelled due to heavy rains or an account on lack of replacement/unavailability of nurses to administer the shots. A total of 683 children were vaccinated in all these 539 camps. In addition, 978 children were provided with the treatment for ailments such as fever, cough, cold, measles, eye or ear infection, diarrhea and skin infection.

These camps reached to 937 pregnant women for tetanus shots and antenatal checkup, blood pressure, urine and hemoglobin tests. The nurses also took measurement of weight and advices them on diet. In the last reporting period, women received antenatal check ups for 2nd times but during this period, 123 women successfully received antenatal check ups for 3rd time

All these exciting progress that we have made in these camps would have not been possible without your support. Thank you from all of us here for your steady support and faith in us.

We look forward to your thoughts and comments on the report. A big thank you again for your continuing contribution.

With regards,



Dec 30, 2011

You, Seva Mandir and Happy 2012

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012!
Wish you a very Happy New Year 2012!

Dear Friend,

I very much hope that you are enjoying the holiday season. From all of us here at Seva Mandir, a very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you. May 2012 brings peace and success to you and to your family. We thank you for your kindness that you gift us always. With this letter, we love to share some key highlights of year 2011.

For Seva Mandir, the year 2011 has been a year of changes and success. Ms. Neelima Khetan stepped down after 12 years of her excellent leadership (total 25 years of association with Seva Mandir) in March. Ms. Priyanka Singh became our new Chief Executive in April 2011. Seva Mandir is ready to see many more years of its successful engagement with rural communities in Southern Rajasthan in her leadership.

In October, Seva Mandir became the implementing agency for the MNREGA projects for 32 sites in rural Udaipur. It is a significant achievement as well as an indicator of the faith of the 74 Panchayats in Seva Mandir’s work. These Panchayats have endorsed us to be their implementing agency for MNREGA. Of these 32 sites that were sanctioned, the work has begun on the 22 sites. Most of these sites of pastureland development and currently the building of boundary wall is going on.

In 2011, Seva Mandir has been included in two working (sub) groups –  {i) Child Survival & Development and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and ii) Girl Child} constituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to review the existing priorities, policies, strategies, programs and their implementation for fulfilling the rights of children to survival, development (including early childhood care, early learning, elementary education). Also, to highlight emerging issues and recommendations, resources allocation and utilization for Twelfth Five Year Plan of Government of India.

Several of Seva Mandir's programs have seen a maturing in the last years. For example, in the villages where Seva Mandir organized regular immunization camps, the complete immunization of children is 60%, while in comparison villages it is only 35%.

Similarly, the work on Natural Resources is yielding a lot of benefits to the poor. Every year grass worth Rs. 52 lacs (5.2 million rupees) is being harvested from the common lands developed under this program.

In April 2011, Champa Devi from Vassela village was awarded the "Woman Exemplar Award 2011". It is another reason to look back and feel joyous to see that a community member of Seva Mandir was being recognized by rest of the society for her selfless services.

We are privileged to experience exciting stories of women like Champa Devi. A big credit goes to friends like you for this. Your support has always been the source of our emotional strength. It helps us keep going with our work. It is gratifying that with your support we have been able to create spaces where ordinary people can exercise truth force to bring about social and political transformation.

We hope you will continue to be with us in future too. Your faith and untiring support is very critical to us at the moment. Especially, when national and international scenario is changing rapidly for civil societies and the definitions of ‘development’ are being re-explored.

We believe that the full and deep impact of Seva Mandir's work lies not so much in the tangible development activities that it promotes, but more in bringing the poor and rich together and enabling them to  work for the commons of building more just  and oppression free communities.

We look forward to your continuing contribution in the year 2012 too. Wish you a very bright and successful New Year.


With warm regards,


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Seva Mandir

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Project Leader

Priyanka Singh

Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan (INDIA) India

Where is this project located?

Map of Immunization for Tribal Children and Young Mothers