A Non-Government Organization (NGO) refers to an organization that collects funds from various sources and uses these funds to address social or political issues like human rights, improving communities, etc. These organizations function without any interference from the government and are usually non-profit.
This is the story of Sadey Sadev, an NGO that started in March 2020. A couple of people were working in a Covid Relief center during the 1st wave of Covid when they decided to provide food to the needy.
They made food in their own kitchens and then distributed the same to the ones in need. “We didn’t realize when these 2 people converted into 250 people” says a member of Sadey.
There was an incident where a person yearning for food tried to attempt suicide nstead of coming and asking the people of Sadey for the same because of his dignity issues. This incident and many others made Sadey Sadev realize how important it was to address other issues as well.
Now, Sadey Sadev focuses on threefold issues –
1. Helping people below the poverty line, ones who cannot even afford food
2. Providing mental health facilities to the ones in need
3. Empowering women
Sadey Sadev is registered under the Charitable Trusts act by the Government of
The motive of Sadey Sadev is to be available to cater to every section of society
and this motive is represented in their tagline which is “Sadev, Sabke Liye,
Some initiatives of Sadey include –
● Project Sukoon and Project Shiksha where they distributed every day necessary items like table fans.
● Pro-bono mental health counseling initiatives
● Project Dhairya – revolves around lending listening ears to sufferers by being there in the form of Sakha i.e friend.
● Project My Pad My Pride – spreading menstrual awareness by conducting workshops and disribuing reusable pad kits.
Sadey Sadev also engages in Individual Capacity Building where they conduct lot of sessions for their team members in regard to their development like LinkedIn training, dance therapy sessions, etc.
Sadey Sadev started in Delhi NCR but now they are working actively in 8 states including Jalandhar, Agra, UP, Kolkata, etc. They have been featured in Aaj Tak India, Times Of India, Detol change makers, etc, and have even received the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam National Dedication Award. “Many beneficiaries of Sadey are now working with Sadey to provide benefits to others and this seems to be our major achievement,” says a member of Sadey.
There are many goals that Sadey wants to achieve but their short-term goal is to expand their mental health support groups to various states because that is the need of the hour.
They also dream to develop skill enhancement centers that help people become
more self-reliant and independent in terms of employment.
If you wish to contribute something to this initiative or want to become a
member of it then you can visit their website https://sadaysadev.org/