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February Newsletter

  New Sports Ground Imagine an acre of rock on a Rajasthani hillside, fit for nothing but a few eucalyptus trees.  Then, imagine excavating 300 tons of rock to create a Sports Ground, home to a basketball court, a badminton court, a volleyball court and a running track. Click here …Read More

December 2016 – Newsletter

Maximising Educational Opportunity for All The villagers living in Jhadol hamlets were unhappy with the nearest government school because of poor quality teaching and the far distance that their kids had to walk. In collaboration with Seva Mandir, it was decided to start a Bridge School – read more   …Read More

Summer 2016 Newsletter to Friends

Three excellent programmes deserve special mention.  If ever we needed examples of investing for the future, Seva Mandir’s Residential School Programme, its Empowering Youth Programme, and its Developing Women Leaders Programme are extraordinary examples. RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL On 5 May 2016, 154 children aged between 6 and 14 joined Seva Mandir’s …Read More

Spring 2016 Newsletter to Friends

                Shirley Williams visits a cleaned-up well THE GREAT DOING GOOD Patron Shirley Williams spent a week in Udaipur at the beginning of April paying particular attention to Seva Mandir’s work on clean drinking water, and Women’s Leadership.  Shirley was towering, her thinking …Read More

Autumn 2015 Newsletter to Friends

Give people the opportunity to   change things. When they begin to believe they can take responsibility, they do. Click here       ————————————————————————————————————————————-   New Nobel Prize Winner Angus Deaton talks about Seva Mandir. Click here     ————————————————————————————————————————————–   Swati Patel, one of the most senior members of the …Read More

April 2015 Newsletter – A first hand visit to Seva Mandir

In March this year, we visited Udaipur to see, first hand Seva Mandir’s incredible work.

Our initial visit was to a school where over 50 children attend. While there were few resources available, each child showed an inordinate amount of pride in their work and a real hunger to learn. They were very keen to demonstrate their skills in reciting the English alphabet, doing sums on the blackboard and singing songs.
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March 2015 Newsletter – Two Different Worlds Coming Together

The Second Best Exotic Hotel premiered in London on 17 February, and producer Graham Broadbent and director John Madden supported a series of private screenings which enabled us to promote Seva Mandir to over 200 current and prospective supporters. We were privileged to have Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tom Wilkinson, Lillete Dubey and Tena Desae come along.Read More