S. Rural Primary Eduation and Vocational Training
Setrawa and Viramdeogarh are small desert villages of a few thousand inhabitants, 110km and 103 km 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 over getting an education. The literacy rate in Setrawa is only 48% in females whilst 81% in males.
Sambhali has two projects in this area: