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Support underprivileged children and women in rural Rajasthan

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Welcome to Sambhali’s Milaap fundraiser. Thank you for your endless support! 
You can find a French and German version of our mission below. 🇫🇷🇩🇪

Sambhali Trust is a non-profit organization in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, founded by Govind Singh Rathore in 2007.
 
Growing up in a home where alcohol addiction, verbal and physical abuse and caste discrimination were the order of the day, Govind has first-hand experience of the debilitating and disadvantageous effects of such a life. His understanding of, and empathy for, the marginalized women and children in his home city of Jodhpur and his village, Setrawa in the Thar Desert, 100km West of Jodhpur, stems from that deeply inherent need to protect the vulnerable women and children, that were once him and his own mother.
 
At the tender age of 20, when most youngsters that age are setting out to build careers and a successful life for themselves, Govind committed himself and his family’s resources to bettering the lives of others in similar situations. The women and children who join the Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur and Setrawa, hail from backgrounds of extreme poverty, gender inequality, domestic abuse, male alcoholism and domination. Students come from poverty-stricken areas where due to lack of education and opportunities, they spend their time looking after their siblings, domestic animals and doing household chores.
 
Joining Sambhali, they become first generation learners in their families.”
We ensure these children become literate and once they go to school, provide extra tuition so that they don't drop out.
 
Firmly supported by his immediate family and a close network of family and friends, both local and abroad, Govind has grown Sambhali Trust from a small local grassroots NGO to an organization that is today supported by various organizations in different countries, who understand the value and impact of Govind’s efforts.
The volunteers who come through these organizations are an invaluable resource for all the empowerment projects run by Sambhali Trust, for which Sambhali is immensely grateful.
 
Local teachers and volunteers from all over the world work together to establish self-sustaining communities of support.  
Students are taught Hindi, English, Math and given vocational in training in Sewing and Embroidery. Workshops are run on general knowledge and saving our environment. Two projects, namely “No Bad Touch” which educates young kids about the prevention of child abuse and “Aadarsh” which educates teens about teenage issues and internet safety is rolled out at all centers and participating schools. Additionally, local teachers at Government schools are assisted in teaching Basic English and Math.
 
By 2020, the Trust has worked with nearly 12,000 women and children and consists of more than 20 projects including Women Empowerment, Primary Education centers, Microfinance programs and two Boarding Homes for girls from the desert. Yet, without financial stability, Sambhali’s projects are constantly in jeopardy in order to maintain continuity.

Sambhali means “Rising of the deprived women” and we at Sambhali Trust humbly request your funding assistance. 🙏
May we all Rise together🌀


🇫🇷 French version for all our French speaking supporters: 🇫🇷

Aidons les femmes et les enfants du Rajasthan!

Sambhali Trust est une O.N.G. située à Jodhpur, au Rajasthan, et fondée par Govind Singh Rathore en 2007.
Depuis sa tendre enfance, au sein même de sa famille, l’alcoolisme, les violences physiques et verbales ainsi que les discriminations liées au système de caste furent son quotidien.  De son histoire et son empathie pour les femmes et les enfants marginalisés au sein de sa ville natale à Jodhpur et de son village à Setrawa (désert du Thar, 100 km à l'ouest de Jodhpur), est né ce besoin de protéger les femmes et les enfants vulnérables, comme le  furent lui et sa propre mère autrefois.
À l’âge de 20 ans, alors que la plupart des jeunes de son âge se lancent dans des études ou une vie professionnelle, Govind s’est engagé, ainsi que  sa famille, à améliorer la vie de personnes vivant des situations qu’il a connues dans son enfance. Les femmes et les enfants qui rejoignent Sambhali Trust à Jodhpur et à  Setrawa, sont issus de milieux d'extrême pauvreté, d'inégalité entre les sexes, de violence domestique, d'alcoolisme et de domination masculine. Les élèves viennent de régions pauvres où, en raison du manque d'éducation et d’opportunités, leur temps est consacré à s'occuper de leurs frères et sœurs, des animaux domestiques et des tâches ménagères.
«En rejoignant Sambhali, ils deviendront la première génération de leur famille à être scolarisés ».

Nous nous assurons que ces enfants apprennent à lire et à écrire et leur fournissons des aides supplémentaires quant au frais de scolarité afin qu'ils ne décrochent pas. De plus, nous aidons les enseignants locaux des écoles publiques à enseigner les bases d’anglais et de mathématiques.
Fortement soutenu par sa famille et un réseau d'amis, locaux et étrangers, Govind a fait passer Sambhali Trust d'une petite ONG locale à une organisation qui est aujourd'hui soutenue par diverses organisations dans le monde, qui comprennent ses valeurs et l'impact de ses efforts.

Les enseignants locaux et les bénévoles du monde entier, qui représentent une ressource inestimable pour tous les projets dirigés par l’association, travaillent ensemble pour établir une communauté autonome. Afin de permettre aux étudiant(e)s de s’épanouir professionnellement ainsi qu’au sein de leur environnement, la broderie, la couture ainsi que les connaissances générales de l'hindi, l'anglais et les mathématiques leurs sont enseignées.
Sambhali a également développé deux projets déployés dans tous les centres et écoles participantes. L’un nommé «No Bad Touch», mène une campagne de prévention auprès des jeunes enfants sur la maltraitance, l’autre nommé « Aadarsh », éduque les adolescents aux changements liés à la puberté et la sécurité sur Internet.  

Depuis 2020, l’association a accueilli presque 12 000 femmes et enfants et comporte plus de 20 projets incluant: des activités d’autonomisation des femmes, des centres d'enseignement, un programme de microfinance et des centres de résidence pour les femmes et les enfants.

Mais sans stabilité financière, les projets de Sambhali sont constamment menacés. Nos projets ont désespérément besoin de financement afin de maintenir leur continuité.

Sambhali signifie «l’ascension des femmes défavorisées» et nous, à Sambhali Trust, nous vous demandons humblement votre aide. 🙏
Unissons-nous pour faire la différence! 🌀 


🇩🇪 German version for all our German speaking supporters: 🇩🇪

Sambhali Trust ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Indien, welche 2007 von Govind Singh Rathore gegründet wurde.
 
Govind musste in seiner Kindheit miterleben wie Alkoholmissbrauch, physische sowie psychische Gewalt in seiner eigenen Familie zum Alltag gehörte. Durch diese prägenden Erlebnisse, realisierte er wie negativ sich solche Erfahrungen auf das eigene Leben auswirken können. Aus diesem Grund entwickelte er ein besonderes Verständnis für benachteiligte Frauen und Kinder in seiner Heimatstadt Jodhpur und seinem Heimatdorf Setrawa, welches sich 100 km westlich von Jodhpur befindet.
 
Govind entschied sich als 20 jähriger, während die meisten seines Alters auf ein erfolgreiches Leben hin arbeiteten und anfingen, sich eine Karriere aufzubauen, sein eigenes Leben den verletzlichsten und am meisten benachteiligten Menschen Jodhpurs und Setrawas zu widmen; dies sind die Frauen und Kinder, welche mit extremer Armut konfrontiert sind. Weiter sind die Dominanz des Mannes, häusliche Gewalt und Alkoholmissbrauch die täglichen Herausforderungen, mit denen die Frauen und Kinder zu kämpfen haben. Aus diesem Grund hat Govind es zu seiner Aufgabe erklärt, ihnen ein besseres Leben zu ermöglichen. Die meisten Schüler*innen Sambhalis kommen aus sehr armen Gegenden, wo sie sich aufgrund fehlender Bildung und Möglichkeiten oft um die jüngeren Geschwister oder die eigenen Nutztieren sowie den Haushalt kümmern müssen, anstatt die Schule zu besuchen.
 
“Durch den Beitritt bei Sambhali sind viele unserer Schüler*innen die erste Generation ihrer Familien, welche die Chance auf eine gute Bildung wahrnehmen können. Wir kümmern uns darum, dass unsere Teilnehmer*innen lesen und schreiben lernen. Wenn sie eine Schule besuchen können, ermöglichen wir eine ausreichende Unterstützung, damit sie diese auch erfolgreich beenden.”  
 
In enger Zusammenarbeit und mit Hilfe von seiner Familie und Freunden schuf Govind ein Netzwerk aus motivierten Interessierten mit Verbindungen in der ganzen Welt. Dadurch entwickelte sich Sambhali Trust aus einer kleinen Initiative zuder heutigen erfolgreichen Organisation. Die angestellten Lehrer*innen an den öffentlichen Schulen werden bei ihrer Arbeit von nationalen und internationalen Freiwilligen unterstützt. Diese sind eine unverzichtbare Ressource für Sambhalis Projekte.
 
Inzwischen hat Sambhali mit über 12.000 Frauen und Kindern zusammengearbeitet. Die Organisation betreibt mehr als 20 Projekte, wobei die “Women Empowerment Centers“, sowie die “Primary Education Centers“ die Angebote sind, von denen am meisten Frauen und Kinder profitieren können.
Gemeinsam unterrichten sie Nähen, Sticken, Hindi, Englisch und Mathematik. In den wöchentlichen Workshops wird über allgemeinbildende Themen informiert und diskutiert. Diese Themen haben einen konkreten Bezug zur Alltagssituation der Schüler*innen und spannen den Bogen über Umweltthemen (z.B. Luftverschmutzung) bis zur Sexualkunde (z.B.Menstruation und Verhütung).
 
Des Weiteren gibt es sehr wichtige Projekte wie das “No Bad Touch” Projekt, welches die Problematik der sexuellen Belästigung in verschiedenen staatlichen Schulen Jodhpurs thematisiert und versucht die Schüler*innen diesbezüglich zu sensibilisieren und zu stärken. Das “Aadarsh” Projekt, setzt sich mit der Pubertät und dem sicheren Umgang mit den sozialen Netzwerken auseinander.
Außerdem bieten wir ein Mikrokredit Projekt an, welches die Gründung von Selbsthilfegruppen von Frauen in ländlichen Gegenden unterstützt. Durch regelmäßiges Ansparen von Geld können diese Mikrokredite zur Gründung eines eigenen kleinen Geschäftes oder für den Erwerb einer Ziege aufgenommen werden.
Des Weiteren verfügt der Trust über zwei Internate für insgesamt etwa 50 Mädchen aus den umliegenden Dörfern, denen dadurch den Besuch einer Privatschule in Jodhpur ermöglicht wird.
 
Für viele Schüler*innen ist Sambhali nicht nur ein Zufluchtsort, sondern ein Zuhause, welches ihnen so nie geboten wurde. Deshalb wird großen Wert auf das Schaffen einer sicheren Umgebung gelegt, in welcher jede*r seine/ ihre Ängste und Probleme teilen kann.
 
Sambhali bedeutet in etwa „Aufstieg/Unterstützung der Benachteiligten” und dafür brauchen wir Ihre Unterstützung in der Form von Spenden, damit wir weiterhin den reibungslosen Ablauf der Projekte für Sambhali Trust sicherstellen.
Somit helfen Sie die Zukunft von vielen Frauen und Kindern zu verändern! 🙏
Gemeinsam schaffen WIR das! 🌀

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9th May 2020
Sambhali has now supplied over 1000 food kits to more than 450 families in 11 villages including 3 new villages of Khanodi, Ramdevnagar and Mandla Khurdi.The numbers of families we are providing food supplies to are increasing all the time. We are constantly receiving calls from the local administration asking if we can do a survey in more rural areas in the Setrawa district to find out if the local community need help there. Just in the last week we have visited and given food kits to 350 families alone.

We are now in the middle of doing the 1st round of delivering supplies in May, and the second round is due from 13 May.We have come across some very distressing and upsetting stories - a very young boy who has lost his father, widows and widowers surviving in the desert, sick and poor people – all in a vulnerable situation besides the added Covid-19 pandemic. Sambhali has been a link to all these people, making sure they have the basic food supplies and information.

We realise there is much to be done in these communities even when this crisis is over and has opened our eyes to how these people struggle on a daily basis in these outlying hamlets with the added problems of no running water or electricity and the very hot desert temperatures particularly in these months of May and June where it is over 40 degrees every day.

The national lockdown has been extended until the 18 May, but the numbers of Covid-19 cases in India gradually increases. There are strict curfews in red zoned areas eg Jodhpur. As of 9 May, Rajasthan has registered 3655 Covid positive cases and 103 deaths, which mercifully is very low in a state with a population of about 77 million people. However, this is with a strict lockdown in force since 25 March and it’s hard to see how these measures can be relaxed.

 One Covid- positive case has been diagnosed in the Setrawa area who was a migrant worker and had returned from Ahmedebad. He is now in an isolation camp and his family’s home has been cordoned off and they are in isolation.

Sambhali has now spent $US 12101 so far on providing food supplies to the communities in Setrawa (including 20 food kits to needy families in Jodhpur) since 24 March. Your donations are vital and we would like to thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be able to do this without your help.






Sambhali has now supplied over 1000 food kits to more than 450 families in 11 villages including 3 new villages of Khanodi, Ramdevnagar and Mandla Khurdi.The numbers of families we are providing food supplies to are increasing all the time. We are constantly receiving calls from the local administration asking if we can do a survey in more rural areas in the Setrawa district to find out if the local community need help there. Just in the last week we have visited and given food kits to 350 families alone.

We are now in the middle of doing the 1st round of delivering supplies in May, and the second round is due from 13 May.We have come across some very distressing and upsetting stories - a very young boy who has lost his father, widows and widowers surviving in the desert, sick and poor people – all in a vulnerable situation besides the added Covid-19 pandemic. Sambhali has been a link to all these people, making sure they have the basic food supplies and information.

We realise there is much to be done in these communities even when this crisis is over and has opened our eyes to how these people struggle on a daily basis in these outlying hamlets with the added problems of no running water or electricity and the very hot desert temperatures particularly in these months of May and June where it is over 40 degrees every day.

The national lockdown has been extended until the 18 May, but the numbers of Covid-19 cases in India gradually increases. There are strict curfews in red zoned areas eg Jodhpur. As of 9 May, Rajasthan has registered 3655 Covid positive cases and 103 deaths, which mercifully is very low in a state with a population of about 77 million people. However, this is with a strict lockdown in force since 25 March and it’s hard to see how these measures can be relaxed.

 One Covid- positive case has been diagnosed in the Setrawa area who was a migrant worker and had returned from Ahmedebad. He is now in an isolation camp and his family’s home has been cordoned off and they are in isolation.

Sambhali has now spent $US 12101 so far on providing food supplies to the communities in Setrawa (including 20 food kits to needy families in Jodhpur) since 24 March. Your donations are vital and we would like to thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be able to do this without your help.






29th April 2020
Now 3 rounds of ration kits have been completed since 2 April which in total comes to 810 ration kits to Viramdeogarh, Setrawa, Lawaran, Hapansar, Dera, Chordiya, Jetaniya, Gumanpura and Sagra villages. There are about 275 families who have been given ration kits, but some families came off the list after the second round as they feel they didn't need the supplies and some more names have been added. Only yesterday, Govind received a call to say that there were villagers who had used up their own monthly supplies of food and are now without and so 3 more hamlets were added to the list.  The migrants have now left Setrawa to return to Kota. For the next round, it has been decided to provide supplies every 15 days, so less time is necessary travelling around the desert on a daily basis. 890 families have now been surveyed and provided with basic advice and soaps as well as connecting to a whatsapp group.
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
Now 3 rounds of ration kits have been completed since 2 April which in total comes to 810 ration kits to Viramdeogarh, Setrawa, Lawaran, Hapansar, Dera, Chordiya, Jetaniya, Gumanpura and Sagra villages. There are about 275 families who have been given ration kits, but some families came off the list after the second round as they feel they didn't need the supplies and some more names have been added. Only yesterday, Govind received a call to say that there were villagers who had used up their own monthly supplies of food and are now without and so 3 more hamlets were added to the list.  The migrants have now left Setrawa to return to Kota. For the next round, it has been decided to provide supplies every 15 days, so less time is necessary travelling around the desert on a daily basis. 890 families have now been surveyed and provided with basic advice and soaps as well as connecting to a whatsapp group.
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
22nd April 2020
Dear supporters, Thank you for your support!


Since the lockdown, The Founding Trustees and our families have moved to Founder's ancestral village 103km west of Jodhpur Viramdeogarh-Setrawa, Dechu Tehsil. When we all left Jodhpur,  Founder offered his home and office of the Trust to the local administration for the isolation camp. We moved to the desert, found out that many men were not working anymore, a few of them also had health issues due to harsh climate and working conditions.

- We initially decided to help the 22 families of the tribal people and 3 Rajput families around our home with ration. With the time people started coming to us for support. We had women even walk 8km to us requesting us for food. We can't explain what it is like to walk in this heat 42 + degrees Celsius and sandstorms.  We found some local volunteers to help us with the aid work here and had 3 teams of young men run to all the hamlets. We went to each and every home to speak about COVID19 and distributed soaps.

- The toll-free number for helping women, some ration kits are also placed at our office in Jodhpur for distressed people.

- We have by far surveyed 810 families to provide COVID119 information and distributed soaps.

- We have also provided two rounds of ration kits to 251 families in these three weeks. The third round starts shortly for these families in Lawaran, Dera, Setrawa, Happansar, and Viramdeogarh.

- We have created a Whatsapp group where we offer very legitimate information about COVID19 (Admin controlled).

- We also provided ration to the migrant workers at the Bawkan government school plus provided ration at the Abhaygarh Isolation Camp

Thank you, Keep supporting !!
Dear supporters, Thank you for your support!


Since the lockdown, The Founding Trustees and our families have moved to Founder's ancestral village 103km west of Jodhpur Viramdeogarh-Setrawa, Dechu Tehsil. When we all left Jodhpur,  Founder offered his home and office of the Trust to the local administration for the isolation camp. We moved to the desert, found out that many men were not working anymore, a few of them also had health issues due to harsh climate and working conditions.

- We initially decided to help the 22 families of the tribal people and 3 Rajput families around our home with ration. With the time people started coming to us for support. We had women even walk 8km to us requesting us for food. We can't explain what it is like to walk in this heat 42 + degrees Celsius and sandstorms.  We found some local volunteers to help us with the aid work here and had 3 teams of young men run to all the hamlets. We went to each and every home to speak about COVID19 and distributed soaps.

- The toll-free number for helping women, some ration kits are also placed at our office in Jodhpur for distressed people.

- We have by far surveyed 810 families to provide COVID119 information and distributed soaps.

- We have also provided two rounds of ration kits to 251 families in these three weeks. The third round starts shortly for these families in Lawaran, Dera, Setrawa, Happansar, and Viramdeogarh.

- We have created a Whatsapp group where we offer very legitimate information about COVID19 (Admin controlled).

- We also provided ration to the migrant workers at the Bawkan government school plus provided ration at the Abhaygarh Isolation Camp

Thank you, Keep supporting !!
$22,487 raised

Goal: $25,000

28 Days to go

Beneficiary: Sambhali Trust info_outline
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Gabrielle
Gabrielle donated €100

En pensée avec vous et merci pour votre courage

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Onwards and upwards

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Wishing you and all of the lovely people of Sambhali Trust the best during this very trying time.

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