Our Work



"ACHIEVER'S AWARD" in the three different categories was organised on 18th Oct, 2015 at Hotel Fateh Garh Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Initially known as Vishwa Ratan Award, now called the 'ACHIEVER'S AWARD' was instituted more than 10 years ago at SRI lanka by The Human Rights Organization of Sri Lanka, an NGO of Sri Lanka to award persons who had done yeoman service in their field for development of the society. We partnered with them in later years and these awards are now given to Indian residents also. 

The award categories are :
a. Social work
b. Culture promotion
c. Entrepreneur/Innovative business

Two awards were given in each category to the Indian achievers. Total 27 awards were given including 21 awardees from Sri Lanka and 6 awardees from India.

Chief Guests/Guest of Honour in the past have been :
  • Shri Susil Premajayantha, Minister, Petroleum, 
  • Shri M. H. Mohamed, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Sri Lanka,
  • Mr. Arjuna Ranatunga, International cricketer, 
  • Smt Kanti Singh, Union Minister (State) for Tourism, Government of India, 
  • Shri A. A. Khan (Duree miya), Minister of Health, Government of Rajasthan, India 
  • Dr. Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health,  Services Govt. of India, M/o Health & F.W. 

The beautiful city of lakes-Udaipur , Rajasthan was chosen to be the venue for the giving away of awards on 18th October, 2015. The Sun College, affiliated to Mohanlal Sukhadia University, was the Award Partner.

Inauguration of MA Learning Center and Art Workshop in Sisarma, Udaipur

The Art Workshop was organised on 17th July 2015 with gathering of men women and girls from the village in large numbers 

In the first batch about 25 participants were taken. The next batch is being conducted. Mr. Siraj Saxena, a well known artiste of international repute conducted the workshop along with Bharti Dixit, another Master crafts person from Indore. We had several artiste visitors during the period. It was hence been decided that this will be an ongoing activity for self reliance for women. Pramila, was appointed the Master trainer. She has learnt tailoring in the past and also stitches simple blouses for village women. 

The workshop continued till 21st July, 2015. Students are participating in the regular class.

A proper Curriculum has been drawn with the help of Ms. Dixit. 

The trainees are now making 
  • Coasters 
  • Pouches 
  • Pencil covers 
  • Paper weight
  • Fabric Braids, 
  • Table Mats
Which will be used to make other products. Once they reach the required stage of proficiency, new products will be taught to them.  They will include:
  • Tray
  • Covers
  • Napkins
  • Lampshades
  • Tea Cosy
  • Cushion Covers etc.

These products are being sold as gift items under the brand name of MA. My Anchor in stores. We have already identified an outlet in Udaipur. 

We are doing regular production. The Women are looking forward to earning their livelihood through this vocation. 

Glimpses of the Art Workshop

Step towards supporting the schools

  • School in Dadhicha village, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Renovation of school toilet for the students in the primary school of village Dadhicha, Udaipur, especially with the intention of encouraging girls not to drop out from school. We are also trying to provide other educational support to the children. This motivates the parents and promotes well being.

Tucked between mountains is the village of Dhadicha a few kms from Udaipur, Rajasthan.

The village has about 155 houses comprising mostly of Tribals (Adivasis). The Dhadicha Primary school has two teachers and 45 children studying in classes I-VII.  Their parents in almost all cases work as daily wage labor in Udaipur leaving their homes, cattle and younger kids in the care of the older siblings.

We at MA. MY ANCHOR are working to find a solution. One of the problems being economic we are supporting by providing clothes, footwear, note books and also medical care. This motivates the parents as it helps them reduce some costs as well as promotes well being.

On the road for making a difference….

Water Projects

  1. Water Sector Training and Capacity Building Programme for the National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

A training for professionals and workers involved in water sector in Delhi is being conducted to address water quality and quantity issues by promoting appropriate and cost-effective water treatment, rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge technologies.

120 master trainers and 240 grassroots workers are being trained in partnership with Delhi Technological University (DTU), Delhi Jal Board (DJB), and the Department of Environment (DOE), Delhi.

  • Ganga Stuti
Water Conservation Program

Nationwide water conservation programme was launched in the ancient city Varanasi, India. People from all walks of life participated in the campaign. Volunteers of MA worked amongst local community members, school children, washer men, people burning corpses on the river banks and Govt. Servants to create awareness for abatement of pollution. The awareness programme ended with a mass public congregation on Rajendra Prasad Ghat where Anup Jalota performed.

Community Water Centers

MA. My Anchor Foundation has been proactively involved in establishing “Community Water Centres” to supplement the efforts of the government in order to provide potable drinking water to marginalised and underprivileged community groups. 

CWC: Community Water Centre is a community based water distribution system wherein ground water/surface water or supply water is treated by filtration system/Ultra Violet rays/ Reverse Osmosis technology to make it safe and germ free thereby maintaining health and reducing the incidence of health costs.

Inauguration of CWC in village Sadodh, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan under CSR Project

Inauguration of CWC in Alwar, Rajastham under CSR Project

Existing Water Centers

  • Kanpur in local temple premises
  • Slums of Kanpur in JNNURM Community Participation scheme
  • Centers at different location in Farukkabad (Hospitals, Bus stand, Schools, Market place, park etc)
  • Kaduki village, Alwar District, Rajasthan- in progress

Environmental Conservation

  • Survey and awareness programme in Delhi

MA. My Anchor Foundation team conducted a research survey on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Government of Delhi whereby it covered 1300 housing society’s (registered and unregistered) of Delhi. The objective of the survey was to collect information on various environment friendly techniques being used by the people of Delhi.

School Awareness Campaign for conservation of environment

  1. Holistic Development of Underprivileged School going Children in village Chauhano Ka Guda, Sakroda, Udaipur, Rajashtan, India
Objective of the project is to develop and nurture the creative talent of under privileged children by providing multifarious avenues for growth and development that allows students to express their creativity and non-academic prowess. An awareness programme on environment protection and creative talent competitions is being organised in eight Government schools in and around Udaipur.

Ongoing Projects

  • Organizing a Design Awareness Programme (DAP) under the Design Clinic Scheme for design expertise to MSME Sector focused to develop a holistic map of MSME clusters and units in different parts of India by exploring through industrial functions and activities.
  • Community Water Center in Alwar
  • Training of 240 grassroots workers in water management with NTU, Singapore
  • Mountain Ridge, our center in Udaipur providing facilities of meeting rooms, trek, trainings and stay, and opportunity to work with the community.

Projects in Pipeline

  • Seminar on 'Integrated Rural Development & Water Sustainability’ on 23rd May 2014 at, India International Center, New Delhi  Supporting the Government of Rajasthan, PHED Department to implement water conservation, water management and training and capacity building
  • Construction of toilet in school of village Dadhicha near Sisarma, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Organizing environment awareness program for the school children in the government schools of Sisarma, Udaipur
  • Creating a mega support system for Children’s home in Odisha

Our dream project- My Anchor
Institute for Integrated Development

A self sustainable model is being created where water center, training center, craft center and environment friendly accommodation will be made available to everyone.