Striving for a sustainable and inclusive world, a world for all of us

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Our Core Sectors

We invest in four key areas

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Good Health

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Quality Education

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Gender Equality

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Reduced Inequalities

About Us

Sehpaathi began as a student-led initiative that strives to promote and achieve inclusive and gender-neutral education. Based in Delhi, India, we have worked extensively during the global pandemic, to educate underserved students about gender equality. We aim at creating an atmosphere of acceptance towards marginalised communities. Our project focuses on providing employment opportunities to Acid Attack Survivors and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


At the moment, we are working closely with Pride Circle, Amazon, Lalit Hospitality Group, Sanshil Foundation, Samarpan School and Gift Abled to further our mission of bringing inclusive education to the masses.

Recent Causes

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Sehpaathi had organised sessions with students of Sunshil and Samarpan foundation throughout 2020, discussing topics of mental health, confidence building, adolescence, English (grammar-based), puberty, interview skills, emotional and physical well-being and menstruation. These interactions promoted SDGs 3,4 and 5. The sessions received a positive response from all teachers and students. Sehpaathi also donated a sum of ₹15,000 to the two organisations for the purchase of stationery items and sanitary products.

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Project Sehpaathi brings forward an amazing opportunity through its 1 Academy program. This is an internship-based upskilling program tailored especially for queer undergraduate students in their final year of study. The 1 Academy program will prepare the fellows for jobs in the Corporate sector and equip them with relevant skills. Candidates who complete the Upskilling training program successfully would be eligible for a paid internship of 3 months followed by performance-based job placements.

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Team Sehpaathi presented its unique idea of Inclusive Education on the platform of India’s Future Tycoons. The Project received a seed funding of Rs 10,000/-. A glimpse of Sehpaathi’s journey and clips from our discussion with the esteemed panel of judges was telecast on Mirror Now, on 27th March 2021.

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Sehpaathi and SOCH collaboratively organised a virtual fundraiser heritage walk to Rani Ki Vav, on 08 November 2020. All proceeds went toward funding the education of underprivileged students from Samarpan School Foundation, Vasant Kunj. ReTHINK INDIA FOUNDATION also came forward to support the cause by sharing this initiative amongst all their stakeholders, delegates, embassies and The Ministry of Education.

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Sehpaathi and The Tagore Awareness Society collaboratively conducted a Virtual Talent Hunt (2020) with the students of Samarpan school. Witnessed by Mr. Samarth Pathak, the Public Advocacy & Communications Specialist at the United Nations, the initiative was also featured on UNODC South Asia’s Twitter account.

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Sehpaathi participated in the Minecraft Challenge, where they presented their idea of a sustainable education institution. We emphasised on the idea of sustainability, the need for the youth to understand it, and the importance of its integration in educational institutions globally. Our model demonstrates the simple practicality, which is economical to shift toward sustainability.

These are our current progress statistics

280 +

Students Worked With

30 +

Acid Attack Survivor Members

20 +

LGBTQIA+ members

15,000

Money Raised

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Our Mission


We're on a mission to pave a path for the future generation wherein quality education and gender equality are our goals.

Our mission is to strongly impact the lives of underprivileged children by providing relevant, meaningful and diverse learning opportunities. We strive to support students in their aspirations, encourage them to fortify their innate strengths and spur them to productively engage with the community.


Our Aim

We at Sehpaathi have a firm philosophy: “One for all, All for one.” We aim to stand united against discrimination of any sort. Our objective is to create inclusive spaces in institutions, focusing especially on schools. We envision a future where all students - regardless of their economic situations, sexual orientations, gender identities, or social circumstances are provided adequate educational and developmental opportunities. To provide exposure to these eager scholars, we set up skill development programs. Through these initiatives, Sehpaathi has successfully ignited 230 students with a desire to learn, and provided them with the resources to do so.

Alongside our work with the youth, we have educated women (among other family members) about government programmes and empowered them to receive the benefits they are legally entitled to.


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Meet The Leads

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Divya Sijwali

Divya Sijwali is a passionate young activist who believes in bringing a positive change to society. She is the founder and conceiver of the project Sehpaathi.

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Apart from playing tennis, theatre, and reading the play of William Shakespeare, she is also a business enthusiast.A winner of the collegiate quiz organized by Scholarly, Divya received a $2000 scholarship.Young changemaker, Divya works with the marketing and outreach team of Youth Action Hub-India, UNCTAD initiative. She is a fellow at Harvard Youth Lead the Change Program and Global Citizens Initiative. Divya is also a skilled orator who cracked a Harvard Business School case study and got selected to head the Marketing Committee at Talerang’s Model Business Program whilst also having received the Best Speaker award. She has been working with the TBS Junior Chronicles Magazine as a city editor of New Delhi as well. Soon, Divya plans to work with the Delhi Commission for Women to curate a gender-neutral curriculum. A finalist at ENpower's at India’s FutureTycoon Season 3 and winner of the IFT 3 Minecraft Challenge, she has demonstrated a strong inclination towards becoming a social entrepreneur. At ENpower's Student Advisory Board she aims to understand the nuances of product development and bring new ideas to the table!

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Parth Puri


Parth is an enthusiastic youngster who has always been passionate about creating equal opportunities for all and promoting concepts of inclusivity and sustainability in today’s society.

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He has a keen interest in the field of technology, a master of two coding languages and a cad developer he has always tried to use his skill-sets for the benefit of a better tomorrow. The young changemaker has cracked a Harvard Business School case study at Talerang’s Model Business Program 2021. A finalist at India’s Future Tycoons Season 3, the winner of the IFT Minecraft challenge and a top 100 placeholder at the Young Tycoons Business Challenge 2021. He has exhibited the qualities of a true entrepreneur.

Our Mentors

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Mrs. Namrata has completed her M PHIL from Amity University. In her 10 years of professional career, she has interned and worked with the reputed hospitals of Delhi like VIMHANS, Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Army Hospital, R&R, Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Narayan Hospital, Delhi Psychiatry Centre.

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Parmesh Sahani is a writer and the head of the Godrej India Culture Lab. He is also a TED Senior Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Yale World Fellow. He has written books namely Gay Bombay (2008) and Queeristan (2020).

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Prarthana Prateek Kaul is Co-Founder of GiftAbled, she is a cause marketer, motivational trainer and has been a consultant in the space of disability inclusion to many multinational organizations.

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Richa Vashista (she/her) is a Mental Health Professional working at the intersections of Gender and Sexuality since 2014, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She is Queer Affirmative and Trauma-Informed and sees a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds.

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Vedica Saxena leads all social campaigns at Tagore International School with senior school students based on UN SDGs. Some of her initiatives have been Human Rights, especially the LGBT+ rights and conducting gender sensitization workshops for other schools and colleges across Delhi.

Meet Our Volunteers

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Sakina Nadeem

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Anuva Chawla

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Bavleen Kaur

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Sanjana Bhatla

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Anvi Mansharamani

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ARMEET

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Diya Rao Jaini

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Harjus Khurana

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Khushi Seth

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Sulagna Moitra

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Pratham

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Krrish

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Aarzoo

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Tarini

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Parthivi

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Yugandhar

Our Services

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We connect students and mentors through both, live and recorded lectures, which are designed to make learning interactive, easy and fun. Topics vary across english speaking and grammar and other soft skills. We have received a positive response from the students of Samparan foundation and Sanshil foundation and plan to extend the initiative to organisations like Canshala in the future.

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We organize counselling sessions for students to help them with issues surrounding mental health. The sessions have helped students navigate self-esteem, coping with negativity during a global pandemic and emotional well-being

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We organize virtual walks to heritage sites across India to foster cultural pride and a better understanding of their national heritage amongst students. These heritage walks combine knowledge with fun.

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We work with schools to create social welfare projects. These community engagement projects aim to increase contextual awareness among students, and encourage them to come up with potential solutions to resolve social problems. The projects are based on social issues like gender equality and inclusive and gender-neutral education.

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We organise drag sessions in collaboration with Lalit Hospitality Ltd. where we share stories of inclusivity with school students through plays and book-reading sessions. Prior to the lockdown, our physical sessions received highly positive feedback. We have stayed consistent throughout the lockdown, and as our events shifted online, they too were received with great responses

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The youth today are questioning the feminist movement, asking if it is a gender-exclusive movement if it is still relevant if the movement has taken a detour from its original plans, and even asking if the term itself is correct or not.

To define feminism, it is a range of social, political and ideological movements which strive to achieve equality among the sexes in all spheres of life. This movement has gone through a lot of changes, not just in its demands but also in what it stands for.

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Malala Yousafzai, the human rights activist once said, “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Quality education is one SDG that resonates with me the most because education provides us with the necessary tools required to create a sustainable world. But the education system today had to undergo massive alterations due to this Covid-19 pandemic. The question that arises now is, has the quality of education been

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Men and women have different physiologies, as per science. As a result, society interprets this distinction into a hierarchy. The distinction cannot and should not be construed as anything other than a method of differentiation, and this distinction must not indicate what opportunities and facilities one will be qualified to use.

Men are largely portrayed as the family’s primary breadwinner, whilst women are viewed as individuals who must confine themselves to the home and hearth, a clock whose ticking

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Phone:

+91 9958315046, +91 9818687859

Address:

Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057

Email:

sehpaathi.tisvv@gmail.com

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