Sahegaami has done tree sapling donation and plantation drive engaged community people and planted trees from Laxmi Nagar to Karkarduma at vacant places under the bridges and parks. The tree Plantation programme was held in October 2017. The Women participated in that awareness and tree plantation drive have taken this motive to a next level, now they are growing plants in their nearby vacant areas and parks. Sahegaami is helping them with the sapling. A small genuine step can actually lead the change and for all good reasons.
Diwali a festival of Light, hope, rejoice not a festival of noise. Inspired by this very notion families celebrated a green pollution free Diwali. Sahegaam’s Team mobilized the community (2017) in East Delhi and a few families chose to decorate their homes with plants instead of bursting polluting and noisy firecrackers.
Enjoy the festival, in its true sense, not at the cost of yours, and environmental health-Great Verma Resident East Delhi.
Nisha was 2 years old when her family got settled in karkardooma village of Delhi. Here she was enrolled in a government primary school in 1st standard. Nisha comes from an underprivileged family composed of her parents and two younger sisters. Her father works as a labour and mother as a housemaid. Although both parents are earning but sometimes in a rented house with all basic needs it becomes really difficult for them to make both ends meet.
In the month of October, During an Art programme started by Sahegaami for one month in the public park of karkardooma village, when our volunteer conducted door to door visit to enroll children for free art classes, Nisha was identified as a school dropout, playing with some children in a park near karkardooma over the bridge. Our volunteer met her mother but Nisha’s mother denied allowing her for art classes because Nisha had stopped going to school for last 4 months and after her all emphases she did not join it again.
Our volunteers convenient Nisha’ mother to let her come to art class, and from the very next day of her enrolment, Nisha started daily art classes with her own colors or stationeries. Initially, it was observed that she was very introvert and rarely replies to any question. But slowly during the month, we could able to understand her with her drawings. Nisha started expressing herself through her drawings. She was good at drawing her imaginations on paper in a colorful way. She started making beautiful and colorful drawings. The girl, who was once not willing to go school, now was a regular and among extravagant students at our art programme.
Now it was about to wrap up the batch at the end of the month, and a drawing competition was conducted among the students to evaluate their learning. Parents were also invited to listen to the results. When results were announced, it was Nisha, announced as the winner of the competition. The girl, who was considered, shy, introvert and less interested in studies was taken up on shoulders by her mother! Nisha’s mother expressed her gratitude towards our efforts to make her more participated than before and told us that she was amazed when Nisha herself started attending school classes. But now she realized, all sudden change in her was because of Sahegaami art programme! “Sahegaami actually made me familiar with my talented and creative daughter” Nisha’s mother