Project #1877

Send a Child in India to School for a Year

by Seva Mandir
Hikree with her brother Bansi
Hikree with her brother Bansi

Dear Friend,

Greetings from cold yet sunny Udaipur!

Thank you for continue to support Seva Mandir. Your support has been a huge motivation to keep us going. Today, I would like you to meet this small girl “Hikree” who is 10 years of age and has been studying for 2 years at the school run by Seva Mandir. Hikree’s brother Bansi is eleven and also attends the school with her.

Unfortunately, the brother –sister duo has no support from their parents like us. Their mother has left the family and their father is mentally ill, so both of the children live with their grandfather- Hutaji. The family’s ends are met from whatever little their old grandfather is able to grow in his small farm. They grow wheat and maize and are very dependent on rain for their crop. If they do not have enough rain, Hutaji uses all his available resources to ensure that his grandchildren have enough food.

Hutaji strongly believes that education is very important for his grand children, he is the most regular attendee of the parent-teacher meetings that take place every 3 months in the school.

Hikree and her brother walk 3 kilometres to school every day. Hikree has progressed very quickly. Her favourite subject is maths and she also likes to read stories. She enjoys singing and her favourite sport is football. She aspires to become a teacher in future. Her teacher Kesu who also graduated from this school, 11 years ago and says “Hikree is a very intelligent girl and will do very well in the future if she continues her education.”

We wish that Hirkee continues her education and set an example in her community. We at Seva Mandir are able to share such deep experiences because of heart-warming support to our initiative of bringing the joy of education to deprived children in the remotest hamlets of southern Rajasthan. However, there are many children who still are untouched by the joy of education and therefore we need your support to make their dreams come true. 

Every year, around 6000 out of school children receives education through the schools run by Seva Mandir. 

Since the year end challenge is ongoing on Global Giving, we request you to help us qualify the challenge by extending your support. It just takes $40 to provide education for a year to a child who has never been to school in his life.

We look forward to hearing from you, should you have any queries about us, please feel free to write to me at -

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

With Warm Regards

Atul Lekhra and Seva Mandir Team

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Hikree's School


Dear Friends,

On this Diwali, I would like you to meet Seema who is  9 years of age and would have never been able to go to school had it not been for Seva Mandir’s support. Belonging to a poor family, she has no choice but to spend her days grazing cattle in the field rather than being in school . Her father  had always been against the idea of girls’ education. However, Seva Mandir took it upon itself to convince her father. Seema is now in government school after having completed 5th standard from one of Seva Mandir’s Shiksha Kendra.

 “My father understood the importance of my education and now he also supports me in attending school and studying. I am ready to go through the struggle to become a teacher because I want to encourage other girls like me to study as well”. Seema says

  3000 more like Seema are being helped to pursue their dreams and receive a high quality education. Thank you for helping shape the future of these girls. 

On Behalf of SM , I would like to thank you for being a part of Seema’s transformation and for your  trust in Seva Mandir.

Do write to me for any queries, questions or just to know more about Seva Mandir at

Warm Regards

Atul Lekhra


Children at our Non Formal Education Centre
Children at our Non Formal Education Centre

Dear Friends,

I remember working on the fields with my father; the school was so far that I could hardly ever attend it. But now I go to the school every day. I enjoy reading my books especially the stories.” This is Madhav’s experience who is a student of our Non Formal Education Center.

Like Madhav you have touched upon the lives of hundreds of children who have been deprived of education. You bring the light of education to the lives of children in hamlets of southern Rajasthan. And your support is much needed in their lives. From your donations we have been able to provide books, stationary and other infrastructure to support education. But a lot more is needed.

Wondering how you can help us?

Global Giving is having its little by little match making challenge from the dawn of 26th October 2015.  Every contribution made by you exceeding £50 will be partly matched by Global Giving Family and together the amount will go to ease the access of education to children.

We look forward to your benevolent gesture in making a dream come true.  For any query, feel free to write to me at


Atul Lekhra


While Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, it remains a disturbing fact that still one out of three children in southern Rajasthan is deprived of education.

In this context, Seva Mandir is running 170 centers across 600 neglected villages in Southern Rajasthan providing access to education to around 6000 children every year. I want to study Science and know more about Biology. I want to be a doctor. I will do everything to become one.” Aspires a boy from one of our Non Formal Education Centers. Such aspirations can only be fulfilled with your support. 

Wondering how can you help us? 
GlobalGiving has come up with this innovative idea of matching donations. From Monday, September 21st through Friday, September 25th, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor!

 So grab the opportunity, be our recurring donor and help us educate children in these remote hamlets to make the world a better place. For queries, questions and insights on our work you can reach out to me at

We thank you from the bottom of our heart for joining hands with us. Also we look forward for your continued support in brightening up the future of hundreds of kids.


Amidst the Aravalli mountain ranges some 25 Kilometers from Udaipur is a little hamlet called Badanga. Here, Seva Mandir runs a Siksha Kendra (Non Formal Education Center) for the children to ease the access of education in the remote hilly terrain. Pushpa, a lady in her late twenties run the center.

Pushpa’s NFE is not just about fun and learning but also about values and of humanity. It so happened that on the dawn on 25th July, two of her students was bit by venomous snake at their residence, while both were asleep. Dharma, the elder of the two died instantaneously, Khyali was in a state of comma for nine days followed by pneumonia. His treatment in the nearby private hospital was a costly affair.

 Seeing the financial difficulties that the family was facing, the NFE students collected whatever little they had from their piggy bank and handed a total of Rs. 400 to Pushpa.

Pushpa further contributed Rs. 500 from here salary for Khyali’s treatment. Each day, during the morning assembly, the children pray for Khyali’s health, and are looking forward for a day when he would join them again. 

We at the Non Formal Education Centers do not believe that education is all about studying but also inculcating values that would make the world a better place.  Seva Mandir is running 170 centers across 600 neglected villages providing access to education to around 6000 children every year.

It takes Time to imbibe those values and I am proud to say that it has been possible with your support that we are able to inculcate values besides educating through our centers

Also, I would take this opportunity to share with you that Bonus day is round the corner on 16th September from 9 AM EDT.  The donations made on bonus day will be matched up to 30%. That means we would be able to expand further and hence would appeal to you to support us on 16th September.

We would love to hear from you on your side of thoughts and to know why supporting these poor kids is so close to your heart? , please do reach out to me at

Thank you for joining hands with us! I am sure we can really make a difference in these children’s lives by providing them a bright future through quality education.

Warm Regards,



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Seva Mandir

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Priyanka Singh
Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan (INDIA) India

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