Newsletter - November, 2015, part 1

Dear Friends,

Greetings from all of us at MGVS!

We are near to end of this year 2015, and we at MGVS are looking forward to take a break in December for the winter vacation. But it is also time for us to remember all our friends and supporters for their help and prayers throughout this year.

  It is our pleasure to share the progress of the MGVS with all of you.  MGVS is near to completing our three year project based on Outcome Mapping (OM) “Culturally Enriched Networks for Sustainable Change”. MGVS funding partner TEAR Australia organized an Evaluation in October, and we are waiting for the report. I was talking with evaluator, and she was impressed to see positive changes that MGVS able to bring in the life of rural people. The condition of the women and girls has improved; women are getting their rights. Most of the girls are going school and some are going for higher education. The girls’ performance in school is better than boys. This is the impact of the girls resilience program that we are running with 180 girls. We hope you will enjoy reading about some of the highlights of our work during this year below.

MGVS Kaplani High School is making progress every year. After receiving recognition from Government Education Department for the 9th and 10 grades in 2013 -2014, the first group of our 10th grade students appeared for the Board examination in March 2015 as regular students. The result was excellent, thirteen students (8 girls and 5 boys) out of fifteen passed their exams. Three girls got first Division, Six students (3 girls and 3 boys) got second division and four students (2 girls and 2 boys) got third division. It was a great result that our students achieved this year. Another result of the Government recognition is that the number of students in the school has increased from 71 to 84 for the 2015-2016 school session.

MGVS is still running Donk Primary School in Donk village for very scattered families of the Pantrani and Donk villages.

Thank you so much for your continued and invaluable support and for joining us in this effort to improve life for marginalized people living in remote areas of Garhwal.

We invite you to visit us and our projects here in India. Please feel free to write to our office as well, at mgvs1@vsnl.com, or at the postal address below.

Warm regards,

Surender Singh
Coordinator, MGVS
Mussoorie Gramin Vikas Samiti
Sajwan Bhawan, Battaghat
Landour Post Office
Tehri Road, Mussoorie – 248179
Uttarakhand, INDIA

These 3 girls - Parbha, Reeta, and Chandni - got first division in 10th grade exams


MGVS organized a one day training workshop for women Self-Help Group (SHG) officers at Block Office, Kandisaur. The training held on 12th February 2015. All together 20 women officers of 11 SHG’s attended the training along with MGVS field staff. MGVS coordinator Mr. Surender Singh also participated in this training. The Block Development Officers, Mr. Dalbeer Singh Bhandari along with Assistant Block Development Officer Mr. Vijendra Lal were the resource persons for the training. The objective of the training was establish a working relationship of the SHG’s with Block Development office and with the officers. The Block Development Officers talked about the Government Schemes available for the SHG’s at the Block Office such as “Panchsutra” (Five Rules of Income Generating Program).  They also talked about the benefits of the SHG’s for the development of their community and themselves. It was very successful training for the women officers as they had an opportunity to interact directly with the Block Development Officers.  After the training there was time for women officers to ask questions to the Block Officers regarding their group activities.

Self-help members training
Women Self-Help Group members with Block Development Officers


    On 28th May 2015 MGVS organized a training program on Government Schemes in Jamini Village  for the villagers. Assistant Block Development Officers Mr. Vijender Lal and Mr. Satendra  Rana, Assistant Development Officer, Cooperative  attended the training in field. The officers talked about how the women groups can get benefits of the government schemes, and how to file a RTI (Right to Information) if they are not satisfied with the work of the government department in their village. There were 5 women from Koliyana village, 7 women from Mistriyana village and 25 women from Jamni village who attended the training program. It was a happy moment for the villagers as they have met the Block officers in their own village and were able to interact with them directly.

Block officers are providing training in Jamini Village

    On 20th March 2015 MGVS organized a Post Panchayati Raj (Local Self Government) training for newly elected Panchayat Members (Pradhan, ward Members and Block Development Committee Members) of the Naugun Patti  at Block office Kandisaur . Mr. I.S. Chauhan, Assistant Development Officer, Panchayat and Mr. R.S. Chauhan , Village Panchayat Development Officer  were the  resource persons for the training. The purpose of the training was to introduce New Panchayat members to Block office and to establish a working relationship with the Block office. To be an effective Panchayat it should have a strong relationship with their Block office. There were 45 Pradhans, 25 ward members and 4 BDC members present.

The members the Panchayat received training of following topics:

•    Panchayat structure and its committees and their function
•    Panchayat’s rights and duties
•    Panchayt’s Records
•    Panchayt Audit (internal and external )
•    Annual and monthly meetings and require Coram
•    RTI ( Right to information)

Panchayat Raj training Workshop for new members
Panchayat Raj training workshop for new members


Three Mother and Child Festivals were held in the Naugun Valley in 2015. MGVS helped the Panchayats to organized these festivals in order to provide regular vaccination to under five children, Pre-natal and Post- natal Care to Mothers, and health awareness to the villagers. Three Panchayats  Ghiyakoti,  Gair and Kyarda have organized these festivals in their village on 7th May, 14th May and 15th July 2015.
The Government health workers, ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activist) and Anganbadi (preschool) Teachers attended all these festivals and provided the health services. The  Pradhans of all three Panchayats have also  participated in these festivals and shared the cost of the prizes for the healthy children .
A total of 55 mothers and 76 children attended these Mother and Child festivals.  The Anganbadi Teachers have given demonstrations on nutritious foods such as Kichiri (a dish with mixed rice, pulses, vegetables and oil) for under five children with the local available food material. Height and weight were measured for each child. Prizes were given to healthy children who have completed  all the vaccinations and are growing well according to the road health chart given by the Health department.

Manju Singh measuring weight and height of children under five during Mother and Child Festival


 On 4th June 2015, MGVS organized a follow up training workshop for Anganwadi teachers and ASHAs at the Primary Health Center, Kandisour.  Resource person for the workshop was Dr. Uniyal , Govt. Health Officer,   who is looking after the Govt. health program in MGVS working area. The topics of the workshop were (a) Child  Nutrition, (b) Child Growth, according to Health Chart, (3) Hospital Delivery, and (4)Family Planning.

Rajni Ramola (ANM) gave information on Vaccination and Personal Hygiene. Mr. Subhash Ramola,  National Rural Health Mission officer,  talked about Government Health Scheme for the villagers . 13 Anganwadi teachers and 5 ASHAs attended the training workshop.

Doctor Uniyal is providing nutrition training.

PHC Doctor Uniyal is providing training to Anganwadi teachers and ASHAs


    MGVS held a two day training workshop for the MGVS Field Staff on 30th June to 1st July 2015 at MGVS Kaplani Center. The topics of the workshop were Effective Communication, Women Rights, and Right to Information. It was a long standing need of the MGVS staff to update their knowledge in these subject. A team of five women (Dr. Priya Jadu, Rekha Pundeer , Pushpa Bisht , Damini and Laxami Chowdari)  came from a well known, Dehra Dun based organization “RLEK” (Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra)  to give this training. The workshop was very participatory and was based on the experience of both organizations. There were film and games for understanding the problems in these issues. Some of the topics of the workshop was as follows:

•    Effective Communication in group activities
•    Qualities of the good communication
•    Women harassment in workplaces (Act 2013 )
•    Domestic violence against women (Act 2005)
•    Right to education for children
•    Right to information Act 2005
•    Stop giving Dowry Act

MGVS Staff learning by games about family welfare.

MGVS staff training.

On 6th August 2015, a one day Panchayat Raj Training workshop was held for the Women representatives of the Panchayats (Local Self  Government) at Block Assembly Hall, Kandisaur. The Assistant Development Officer Panchayat, Sh. I. S. Chauhan & Assistant Block Development Officer Sh. Vijendra Lal were the resource persons for the workshop. There were 2 women Pradhans and 7 women ward members who attended the training workshop. The purpose of this workshop was to enable women representatives to play an effective role in their Panchayats. There is 50% reservation for the  women in the Panchayats but women still depend on men for decision making.


On 18th August 2015, MGVS organized an exposure visit for Pradhans (President of the local self government)   from Naugun Patti.  The exposure visit was organized to see some of the active Panchayats in RLEK organization’s working area in Dehradun.  8 Pradhans (two women and 6 men) joined the exposure visit.

First of all, the group of Pradhan visited the office of the RLEK organization and met the officers who are working with Panchayats and learned about their work with the Panchayats.

After office visit of RLEK organization the group went to see the Gram Panchayat of the Prohitwala and met the women Pradhan, Ms. Meenu  Chettri  and members of the Panchayat. The Pradhan Meenu Chettri shared her experience about Panchayat and her experience with the Government offices and Non-Government Organizations. She mentioned that it is important to keep a working relationship/network with Government and Non-Government Organizations as well as with the local political leaders such as MLA( Member of Legislative Committee  and MP’s (Member of the Parliament ). She said due to the above relationship, her Panchayat was able to received help from the MLA and MP’s fund, which they used in their Panchayat. She also said her priority is to establish a good working relationship with the members and with the people of her Gram Panchayat so that they can be part of the development process of their village. A good relationship with the Block Office is also very useful for the Panchayats.   The group of Pradhan also visited another Panchayat, Gajwari and met one more woman Pradhan, Ms Leela Sharma. Ms. Sharma has been Pradhan for the last 10 years. During her leadership as a Pradhan, her Panchayat received award of the “Nirmal Gram” and also received award from the Chief Minister and from the President of India. She said she does all her work by herself. The group of Pradhan has also seen the development work of her Panchayat. It was a very encouraging visit for all the pradhans of MGVS working area, and especially for the women Pradhan to be self-reliant.

Prohitwala Panchayat members met the Pradhan group of MGV's working group
Prohitwala Panchayat Members

    On 3rd September 2015, MGVS organized a community awareness rally with the collaboration of High School Gair. 60 girls and 40 boys of class 9th and 10th   and 5 teachers participated in the rally. The purpose of the rally was to raise awareness of the  Community towards their Environment, Gender Equality, rights of the disabled people, and Sanitation. The Rally started from Gair High School and went through several villages: Lalori, Kyarda, Dadoli  and Pokhari. MGVS shared the cost of refreshments for the students and cost of the banners and posters. The villagers were looking at rally with interest.

Community awareness Rally starting from Gair School

Community awareness Rally starting from Gair School


 On 10th September 2015, MGVS organized a Poster Competition on Justice and Gender Equality for the 6th to 8th classes students at Gair High School. Two girls and two boys from each School, Vikol Junior School, Ghoan High School, Gair High School and Nagraja Dhar School participated in the competition.1st prize was won by Deepika Nautiyal class 8th of Gair High School. 2nd prize was won by Krishna class 8 of Ghoan High School. 3rd prize was won by Neha Nautiyal class 7 of Gair High School and other students were given consolation prizes who participated in competition. Pradhan of village Pokhari Sh. Bachan Singh, Pradhan of village Gair Sh. Harish Raturi, Panchayat Member Sh. Ram Singh Budan were also present during prize distribution. 260 students and 25 teachers attended the prize distribution ceremony.

A girl is participating in poster competition

Deepika, Class 8th, receiving her First Prize


MGVS Team Photo

Recent MGVS Team Photo

Newsletter - January 2015

Dear Friends,

Greetings from all of us at MGVS, and a very Happy New Year 2015!

Thank you so much for your help and prayers throughout 2013 and 2014 that enabled us to serve remote communities of the Himalayas of North India. We are sorry we were not able to catch up with you last year about the work of MGVS. It is a joy to finally have this opportunity once again to share with you the progress of our ongoing efforts here in Garhwal.

In May of 2013, MGVS funding partner: TEAR Australia formally evaluated the first three years of the MGVS Sustainable Development Project in Naugun Patti, District: Tehri Garhwal. The in-depth evaluation report appreciated the work of MGVS and the strong relationships our team has fostered with the 710 families of 14 villages of the area since 2010. During the current second phase of the project, MGVS then took on the new approach to development known as Outcome Mapping (OM). We were eager to try out the OM model because we felt it fit with the MGVS approach, which has been holistic, since our NGO’s inception in 1981. And that it would help us further promote a culture of justice in the area. We hope you will enjoy reading about some of the highlights of our work under this exciting and innovative approach, below.

MGVS Kaplani High School and MGVS Donk Primary School have both completed another two years of positive growth as well, with your amazing help. We are especially happy to inform you that in December of 2013, Kaplani School was granted Permanent Government Recognition from the State Education Department of Uttarakhand for Grades Nine and Ten! We had been working toward this goal since 2009. Please read on to learn how this change, and others, have improved the lives of many students and their families in the Kaplani and Suwakholi areas.

Thank you so much for your continued and invaluable support. For joining us in this effort to improve life for marginalized people living in remote areas of Garhwal.

We invite you to visit us and our projects here in India. Please feel free to write to our office as well, at mgvs1@vsnl.com, or at the postal address below.

Warm regards,

Surender Singh
Coordinator, MGVS

Mussoorie Gramin Vikas Samiti
c/o Sajwan Bhawan, Battaghat
Landour Post Office
Tehri Road, Mussoorie – 248179
Uttarakhand, INDIA


On November 13th, 2014, an inter-school debate on gender issues was held in Gaer Village at the Gaer Government High School. District Panchayat Member: Mr. Chaman Prasad, Pradhan of Gaer Village: Mr. Harish Raturi, Pradhan of Village Kyarda: Mrs. Asha Devi and President of the School Management Committee for the area: Mr. Rakesh Notiyal attended. And MGVS funding partner, TEAR Australia’s Program Officer for India: Ms. Thien Nga Nguyen, was warmly welcomed by these local leaders to this event as well, as the Guest of Honour. Nine Students (4 boys and 5 girls) from the two high schools and one inter college of the Naugun Valley area participated in the competition (an inter college provides education up to Class 12). The debate provided an opportunity to the adolescent boys and girls of Naugun Patti to express their views on equal rights for girls and women with their teachers and their peers in a formal setting.

   This debate follows the Women Empowerment Mela, held in 2012, as the first inter-school discussion on this sensitive issue of gender roles in this remote valley. It is part of the MGVS Gender Sensitization program, which has been providing training to both adolescent students of the area, at school, as well as 4 men’s and 13 women’s Self Help Groups since 2010. A common theme among the speeches made by girls was the injustice which starts as early as a girl begins school: that she is expected to do chores while a boy is allowed to play after school. That even if she finds time to attend school and study that she may not be allowed to study beyond Class 12. But that her brother will be encouraged to go on to achieve a B.A.

Gaer High School, Class Ten student, Kavita Notiyal, was awarded first prize. Prizes were awarded for first, second and third places, and appreciation prizes were awarded to the other six students who spoke as well. MGVS organized the event, provided the prizes and refreshments to all. The principal and the teachers of Gaer High School contributed to the event too, by putting up a tent, preparing the stage and the seating arrangements. 


The Koliyana Women's Self Help Group - 26-Nov-2014
The Koliyana Women’s Self Help Group was established on April 3rd, 2014 by ten women with a strong belief that they could do more to improve their economic status as a group. Koliyana is a settlement of “lower-caste” poor families living on the outskirts of the Kyarda Panchayat. The women deposited Rs. 500/- each as a first instalment and agreed to deposit Rs. 50/- every month. MGVS matched their initial deposits with a total of Rs. 1000/- and with some further guidance, the group now runs an effective savings and loan society. Presently the group has lent Rs. 6000/- out to its members @24% interest, which has helped members pay off debts to moneylenders borrowed @120% interest. After much discussion and planning, MGVS helped this group start a Community Goatry Income Generation Project with 12 goats @Rs. 40,000/- on November 26th, 2014.


MGVS Social Health Worker, Manju Singh, leading a discussion on balanced diets for 20 mothers at a Mother Child Festival in Vikol Village; she is assisted by [left to right] ANM: Jyoti Bala, Pradhan: Surender Lal and PHC Doctor: Dharmendra Uniyal, NRHM Supervisor: Subhash Ramola [second from right] and TEAR Australia Program Officer for India: Ms. Nga Nguyen [right] – 12/Nov/2014.
Three Mother Child Festivals were held in the Naugun Valley in 2014. MGVS organized these festivals together with the pradhans of the Ghoan, Jamni and Vikol Panchayats to encourage the local village councils of the area to take an active part in improving the health status of their communities. The first festival took place on September 3rd, 2014, at the Ghoan ANM Centre in Pipalsari. ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) – Bundi Devi, ANM (Antenatal Nurse Midwife) – Savita Notiyal and Kandisaur PHC (Public Health Centre) Medical Supervisor – Lalchand Yadav, and 2 Anganbadi (preschool) Teachers: Anita Devi and Vimla Devi, were all present to assist 30 mothers and 30 children throughout the festival.

Children were vaccinated. Discussions on nutrition took place and demonstrations on how to make healthy foods for a balanced diet within minimum resources were held for all to see. Kichiri (a mixed dish with rice, pulses oil etc.) was prepared. Height and weight were measured for each child and prizes awarded to children under five who have completed their vaccination programs and showed improvement in weight. Hygiene talks using charts and pictures were followed by question and answer sessions.

ANM Jyoti Bala providing immunization during the Mother Child Festival in Vill: Jamni, Naag Raja Dhaar – 24/Sept/14
Two other festivals were held in a similar manner on September 24th, 2014, at the ANM Centre in Naag Raja Dhaar for 32 mothers and 30 children, and on November 12th, 2014 in the Vikol Panchayat Bhawan for 20 mothers & 35 children.

MGVS has been systematically working toward building an effective health network between the midwives, govt. nurses, mothers, pre-school teachers, the ASHA health workers, the PHC in Chaam and the single doctor who works there: Dr. Dharmendra Uniyal, since 2010. And a doctor has now visited Naugun Patti, for the first time, when Dr. Uniyal participated in the Mother Child Festival in Vikol Village on November 12th, 2014. He reassured the women at the festival about the safety of hospital deliveries and that the PHC is ready to help them. Dr. Uniyal and NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) Supervisor, Subhash Ramola, who was also present for this event, explained how government schemes can be accessed, to the mothers and women present. MGVS aims to continue to build relations between the PHC and health workers of the area.

Pradhan Basudev Khotari hands out prizes at the Mother Child Festival in Ghoan Village through govt. Village Health and Sanitation Committee funds – 3/Sept/14


MGVS collaborated with the Primary Health Centre in Chaam to organize a training workshop on how to improve the health status of the Naugun Valley. The workshop was held in the PHC at Chaam itself, on the 15th and 16th of November, 2013: 21 dais (midwives), 15 Anganbadi (preschool) Teachers and 7 village ASHA workers attended. The training focused on connecting mothers, midwives, and village ASHA workers with their Govt. ANM and the PHC in Chaam. And on how to effectively provide all with easy access to information related to health concerns and government schemes. The PHC doctor, Dr. Dharmendra Uniyal, was the main resource person for the training. He was assisted by NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) Mr. Subhash Ramola and Mr. Mukesh Negi, and PHC ANM: Mrs. Rajni Ramola of Chaam.

PHC Dr. Dharmendra Uniyal [left] facilitating a follow-up on the Nov/13 training on nutrition, vaccination and superstitions around health issues with the Anganbadi Teachers of Naugun Patti at the PHC, Chaam – 28/Aug/14

The workshop focused on nutrition, vaccinations, superstitions, hospital deliveries, hygiene and HIV/AIDS/STDs. The MGVS team was present for the duration of the workshop and helped with all necessary arrangements, including preparation of information charts and other training materials. This two-day interaction encouraged new thinking, behaviours and relationships among all who participated. This was the first time Naugun Patti Anganbadi Teachers, village ASHA workers and midwives had an opportunity to interact with the doctor in Chaam directly and openly. A good understanding was also further established between the PHC doctor and other workers and the MGVS Team – they agreed their objectives are the same. That together, improving the health status of the area was possible.

Anganbadi Teacher Usha Devi is serving rice and daal (lentils) to pre-school children in clean thaliyan (food trays) at Jamni Village – 4/Sept/14

A follow-up of the training was held with 14 Anganbadi Teachers of Naugun Patti on August 28th, 2014 and Dr. Uniyal at the PHC in Chaam. Q&A and discussions on the following topics made up the review: balanced diets, breastfeeding, necessary immunizations, govt. health schemes updates, how to maintain an effective working relationship between Anganbadi Teacher, ASHA and ANM, and how to measure height and weight properly. This follow-up was held with Anganbadi Teachers as they play a key role in monitoring the health of children aged 3-5 yrs: they see these children regularly. MGVS provided each Anganbadi Teacher with a weighing machine at the close of the workshop. MGVS continues to visit with Anganbadi Teachers of the area for further individual follow-ups on the two workshops in November 2013 and August 2014.

Outcome Mapping & MGVS

In May 2013, MGVS moved from being an organization focused on achieving outputs (results) to one that achieves outputs only if they bring us closer to changes in behaviour, attitudes and relationships. This is challenging but one of the major benefits of this new focus is that sustainability is built into this approach that promotes a culture of justice. MGVS has learned behaviour change becomes sustainable for a community when it is supported by new ways of thinking (attitudes), different ways of relating to people, and new networks.

For example, the disability program MGVS has been implementing in Naugun Patti may continue to make change long after our team moves on to another area, if disabled individuals do really value themselves and look at life with hope. If their families look for opportunities for their disabled family member’s growth and well-being. If communities feel enriched when they see disabled community members moving around on pathways the community has specially built for them, rather than accepting disabled persons are to be quietly hidden away in village homes.

We believe that when relationships between individuals, their families, their communities, which include the Panchayat (local councils), the Block Office and perhaps outside NGOs and government organizations, develop, that it becomes easier to support a new culture. And that those same attitudes of shame and discrimination may even fade as a community working for richer lives through inclusion of the marginalized becomes sustainable as a whole.

This is why MGVS has now modeled our project around the Outcome Mapping approach to sustainable development, (first established by the IRDC in Canada). The vision our current efforts aim to promote in the Naugun Valley is: Transformation in how individuals, groups and organisations think, act and relate in Naugun Patti bringing human well being, justice, inclusion of the most vulnerable, and diverse opportunities for everyone to realize their potential. An understanding of the human-environment connection and practical skills in protecting and enriching both will be part of the new culture. We are extremely happy to inform you that MGVS field work, which was always holistic, has accelerated under this approach. Outcome Mapping has encouraged our team to work with anyone interested in the development of remote Naugun Patti, from the youth and the most marginalized in the Naugun valley itself, to Block Office representatives who are often removed from the happenings of their own people.

The MGVS Team shared our new mission and vision with the ADOs of each department at the Block Office in a joint meeting in their main hall. MGVS answered many questions about each area of our project work over the past 3 ½ years in Naugun Patti. Block Officers became especially interested in working together after we explained our new focus would be on behaviour changes, including addressing superstitions – 15/May/13

MGVS organized a meeting with the newly elected (June 2014) representatives of the Naugun Patti village councils, on August 14th, 2014 at Inter College Naag Raja Dhaar. Ten Panchayat representatives attended: 4 pradhans (village council chiefs) and 6 ward members. The purpose of this very special meeting was to establish a friendly relation- ship with these key players in the development of the area, as most government schemes come to villager families through their respective Panchayat and pradhan.

The MGVS Team congratulated the new leaders and representatives and shared the new MGVS Vision and Mission with them. MGVS Coordinator, Surender Singh, explained MGVS’s sustainable development strategies for 2013-2016 and assured the Panchayat members that MGVS was here to help. Not to criticize their work. That together MGVS and the Panchayats can make a difference. The meeting was a success, with much discussion. The Jamni pradhan, Surender was keen to start a new sewing and knitting centre in Jamni Village for women and girls. The BDC (Block Development Committee) Member of Kyarda Village expressed a wish to develop the forest. Others suggested working with progressive farmers and exposure visits to introduce newer farming techniques. Tea and refreshments concluded the meeting.


In December 2013, Kaplani School became a fully government-recognized school under the Uttarakhand Government Education Department. This means Kaplani School students no longer need to be registered with other government schools. And we can provide our students with transfer certificates when they leave Kaplani School. As a direct result of government recognition the number of students has increased from 60 to 71 (29 girls and 42 boys) for the 2014-2015 school session. A total of 60 students (30 girls and 30 boys) have passed their Tenth Grade examinations through MGVS Kaplani High School since 2008: 28 graduates (12 girls and 16 boys) are completing their B.A./B.Sc. degrees and are enrolled in professional training programs, and 12 of these graduates (9 girls and 3 boys) are receiving financial help for their continued education. The Mid-Day Meal (rice and daal) continues to be served at both Kaplani High School and Donk Primary School. Which has resulted in a great increase in attendance.

Healthy teeth are also now part of the MGVS Donk Primary School experience after SAPHARA of Northern Ireland organized a dental educatiion visit at Donk Primary School in February, 2014.

SAPHARA, Northern Ireland Dentist performing a dental exam at MGVS Donk PS - Feb/2014

SAPHARA dental hygiene training
And this year, remote Donk Primary School celebrated Christmas for the first time with a Christmas tree!
Christmas celebration at Donk PS

MGVS in Action - Photo Highlights 2013-2014

18 schools receive water filters

Adolescent Health  Program

Aelam Singh Vikol TOILET

Bindalkoti PS boys planting trees

Cooperative Meeting on Marketing

CORSTONE Bhuwna Devi of Ghoan

Health & Sanitation Rally 2013

Kaplani Class 8 students

Sunderi Devi and Flour Mill

Vimla Devi planting trees