My experience during URMUL visit

By Alex alexandreoberti@hotmail.fr Alex’ feedback, French man who joined URMUL during 3 weeks. Every travel starts with feedbacks or personal experiences from your traveller friends. Everybody knows someone who has been to the country where you are going to. You can compare this situation to a great movie that you … Continue reading

Girls Not Bride Thar

Girls Not Bride: Thar Extension of Global Campaign to End Child Marriage is an endeavor to strengthen girl, the dignity of the girl child and her status in the Desert. With Support of Unicef, India the project seeks to motivate a sustained behavior change towards girls in the community with … Continue reading

Providing livelihood opportunity: saving environment

Sustainable community development through women self help group and animal husbandry in the Thar desert project with the support of Heifer International provide livelihood opportunity through goat farming to more than 3000 families. It’s not limited to livelihood development, The Heifer 12 cornerstone help to build solidarity and harmony in … Continue reading

Beyond Novella… memoirs of change

Balika Shivirs significantly affected the core of Society in the desert of Thar. Since its initiation in late nineties, girls have grown-up with a better understanding of themselves, Society and the challenges ahead. Today– is different – Their eyes have learn to recognize the inequalities of existence. Their speech lacks … Continue reading

Project Drishti

In a state that has the second highest number of disabled population in India, through Project Drishti, Sightsavers and Urmul stand tall in having been able to change the popular perceptions regarding persons with disabilities among the able in the society. We collectively helped pull several persons with disabilities out … Continue reading

Water Management and Sanitation

West Rajasthan is arid and the living conditions, hostile. The vagaries of the desert environment with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees in the summers and extreme fluctuations in temperatures during day and night aggravate the situation. Extreme variations in the precipitation and rainfall levels cause frequent droughts (40 times in these … Continue reading

Balika Shivir

The Balika Shivir or the Shivir (the commonly used names for the Balika Shikshan Shivir or Girls’ Education Camp) was a six-month residential education program for girls between the ages of 10-17 years who had dropped-out of school or been deprived of an education. These Shivirs were conducted annually between … Continue reading