Projects

Established in 2007, Sambhali Trust presently incorporates 19 projects, all of which help to empower women and girls to break their cycle of poverty and financial dependence on family members. Our projects include Empowerment Centres, Primary Education Centres and Girls Homes enabling girls to receive a quality education in Jodhpur, and a project organising sponsorship for 170 children to attend school. These projects are helping to drive change in the attitudes of the Rajasthani communities, and are empowering women and girls to believe in themselves and to work towards individual goals.

As Sambhali Trust is a non-profit organisation, profits from any of its projects are used to support the organisation’s other programmes and activities.

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Sambhali Empowerment Centres Sambhali Empowerment Centres These are the core projects of Sambhali Trust. These centres were established to provide underprivileged women from deprived areas of Jodhpur an opportunity to have a good basic education and vocational skill training in sewing and embroidery. Rajasthan is a patriarchal society with women and girls treated as second class citizens, often deemed not worthy of an education due to poverty, family ...

Sambhali Primary Education and Vocational Training Setrawa is a small desert village of around 3000 inhabitants, 110km west of Jodhpur. Located in the harsh environment of the semi-arid Thar desert, with temperatures reaching 46 degrees C in the summer months, the inhabitants face water shortages, power cuts, crop failures and sickness. The majority are employed in agriculture or mining, and working for survival takes priority ...

Sambhali Sheerni Microfinance Project In Setrawa and the surrounding villages in the rural desert area of Rajasthan, 100km west of Jodhpur, women are disadvantaged with illiteracy and little recognition for their capabilities, meaning they receive unequal access to job opportunities and are reliant on their husband to provide the family income. This project was established in October 2009 to help these women, by providing them ...

Sambhali Scholarship Project The Sambhali Scholarship Project was established initially to enable children of the women who attend Sambhali"s empowerment centres to receive an education. Many of the children do not attend school because of either lack of the basic equipment/uniform necessary to attend school or because of family responsibilities at home. Children are sponsored through individual scholarships ...

Sambhali Sheerni Educational Project Many underprivileged girls have the potential to be exceptional students, but aren"t given the opportunity or encouragement to explore their capabilities and discover their unique talents, especially if they live in rural areas. The Sambhali Sheerni Educational Project was established in May 2012 and was designed to enable poorer girls who have no chance of a good education ...

Sambhali Primary Education Centres For a long time, Sambhali has been running the Setrawa Empowerment Centre, which is mainly (although not exclusively) tutoring young children in Hindi, English and Maths in conjunction with their school studies and preparing those children for school who have not received any education. As part of a new focus on Primary Education for young children, Sambhali Trust has created 4 further Primary ...

Sambhali No Bad Touch Project This project was established in June 2013 in order to educate the community and raise awareness about child sexual abuse in Jodhpur and the surrounding districts. Sambhali Trust is the first organisation to address the issue of child sexual abuse openly within the city of Jodhpur. To approach this sensitive issue, we have two main plans of action ...

Sambhali Studio This is the name for the 2 Sewing Centres for graduates of our empowerment centres. Initially established in 2009 for the very first graduates, this provides 25 women with paid employment by producing hand-made items for the Sambhali Boutique, which itself has been running since 2010. The women use the skills they have gained during their vocational training and produce block-printed scarves ...

Sambhali SOS Project Through the Emergency Provision Fund, we aim to provide emergency support in cases of critical need; this may cover emergency medical care, diagnosis, emergency medication, ambulance transport, emergency shelter accommodation and other similar critical expenses. The aim is to provide critical needs assistance and once the situation has stabilised the person is transferred ...

Sambhali Nirbhaya Helpline Toll-Free Number -18 001 200 020 This number reaches our Sambhali member of staff appointed as counsellor. She is able to help women with issues surrounding domestic abuse, verbal harassment and numerous family social issues by making an appointment to see them personally to discuss their issues or to put them in touch with help in their local area. ...