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Help me grow a medicinal garden!

I am a 15 year old girl from a small village named Galjwadi, situated in the lower Himalayas. My family for generations has been curing minor health problems with the help of local medicinal herbs that we grow near our house. Ever since I was little, I have been treated with these homemade medicinal herbs that are mostly ayurvedic. They have proved to be highly effective for me and my family.

When I came to school, the PYDS Learning Academy, I made friends from different cities and villages. Conversations with them made me learn of their ways to treat minor health problems.

One of my friends who lives in the city caught a serious cold and cough recently. She was really sick but worried about the doctor’s consultation fees that her family will have to pay. After understanding her ailment, I suggested herbs and homemade medicines that my parents had given me when I was sick. I suggested black tea with tulsi (holy basil) and black pepper. I also encouraged her to grow tulsi in her house to get fresh leaves. While she liked the idea, she did not have the space at home to grow the plant.
 
It was then that I thought ‘if my mother can grow these herbs at home then why can’t her mother'? That stuck with me for a long time and I came up with an idea of building/creating gardens where people can grow their own Ayurvedic herbs, and save themselves from common illnesses without heavy hospital bills.

After spreading awareness about Ayurvedic medicines and conducting a survey, I pledged to build at least 50 medicinal herb gardens in the villages of Shigali & Purkal, Dehradun. 

Despite the dedication we put into this project, we will not be able to accomplish it without your support. We need to buy seeds & baby plants, and print easy-to-read material for the local community to understand the importance of those plants. Please help me make this a reality.

-Ishika Mamgain, a hopeful kid wanting to make a difference!
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18th October 2019
Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
                  -Robert Redford.


Getting a project off the ground can be a difficult task most of the times but is not impossible.
The love and support from the donors, gave us the zest to initiate the YAH project and we started it with all determination..
I was thrilled when I received the first donation within 3 hours of my project submission. At this moment I have been able to raise 40% funds for the project through Milaap.
The main objective is to make people use the medicinal plants instead of the frequent use of unprescribed medicines.
On 18th October, 2019, the first attempt was made at a local school named Seedling school of village Shigali. We bought three different plants - Marigold, Aloe Vera and Stevia for setting up of the medicinal garden in the school and surrounding houses.

The day commenced by planting medicinal plants in the Seedling school. Followed by a workshop by a group of 20 students on our project goals- promoting the use and benefits of Yoga, Ayurveda and Healthy Food(YAH). A basic introduction of the topic was given, followed by a short yoga performance by the yoga club students of our school who happily volunteered to help us. This performance was to show the benefits of the practice of yoga and to motivate the people to make use of yoga in their daily lives.
After the performance, our yoga instructor displayed some basic asanas and the benefits of each asana to the students, staff and people present in the Seedling school.
We also discussed the benefits of the plants we planted, how and when to use them and how to take care of them.
After the event we went to the surrounding houses and handed over these plants with the promise of coming back with more plants to help them make their own beautiful medicinal garden “Ayushman Vatika”.
Last but not the least, I would like to thank Ms. Meenakshi Bhatt, Principal, Seedling School for providing space for our Ayushman Vatika and felicitating this project.
Thank you once again. You have shown faith in me and now you are as much a part of this project. I shall keep you updated. Have a Good Day ;)










Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
                  -Robert Redford.


Getting a project off the ground can be a difficult task most of the times but is not impossible.
The love and support from the donors, gave us the zest to initiate the YAH project and we started it with all determination..
I was thrilled when I received the first donation within 3 hours of my project submission. At this moment I have been able to raise 40% funds for the project through Milaap.
The main objective is to make people use the medicinal plants instead of the frequent use of unprescribed medicines.
On 18th October, 2019, the first attempt was made at a local school named Seedling school of village Shigali. We bought three different plants - Marigold, Aloe Vera and Stevia for setting up of the medicinal garden in the school and surrounding houses.

The day commenced by planting medicinal plants in the Seedling school. Followed by a workshop by a group of 20 students on our project goals- promoting the use and benefits of Yoga, Ayurveda and Healthy Food(YAH). A basic introduction of the topic was given, followed by a short yoga performance by the yoga club students of our school who happily volunteered to help us. This performance was to show the benefits of the practice of yoga and to motivate the people to make use of yoga in their daily lives.
After the performance, our yoga instructor displayed some basic asanas and the benefits of each asana to the students, staff and people present in the Seedling school.
We also discussed the benefits of the plants we planted, how and when to use them and how to take care of them.
After the event we went to the surrounding houses and handed over these plants with the promise of coming back with more plants to help them make their own beautiful medicinal garden “Ayushman Vatika”.
Last but not the least, I would like to thank Ms. Meenakshi Bhatt, Principal, Seedling School for providing space for our Ayushman Vatika and felicitating this project.
Thank you once again. You have shown faith in me and now you are as much a part of this project. I shall keep you updated. Have a Good Day ;)










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Rs.12,109 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Ishika Mamgain info_outline

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Abhinav donated Rs.1,000

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500

Carry On Doctor!

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