MaolKeki Foundation recommends integrated last-mile agriculture and healthcare services, and appeals for peace in Manipur at the C20 Summit

MaolKeki Foundation (MKF) was a participant at the just-concluded Civil 20 Summit in Jaipur, Rajasthan. C20 is one of the official engagement groups of the G20, whose presidency is currently held by India, and provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) like the MaolKeki Foundation to voice the people’s aspirations to world leaders. 
During the three-day Summit, 16 Working Groups that had been organising multiple engagements around the world gave their policy recommendations to take to the G20 later this year. One of these working groups is the Sustainable & Resilient Communities group and Ms. Nirupa Sanjenbam, Head of Projects at the MaolKeki Foundation, shared how integrating health and agricultural training enabled the organization to leverage program infrastructure, increase participation from rural communities and provide simple but essential primary health checks. She recommended such integrated programs to be part of the policy recommendations to the G20. Another recommendation, focused on the Gender Equality stream, was MaolKeki Foundation’s work on building last-mile social entrepreneurs to make affordable, high-quality, sanitary pads available to rural women and girls.
Also present at the Summit was MaolKeki Foundation Trustee, Dr. Shachi Gurumayum, and together they were able to meet with various Civil Society Organisations to discuss the Foundation’s work in Manipur, the current crisis engulfing Manipur and MKF’s relief efforts focusing on providing necessary educational materials to hundreds of children at various relief camps in Manipur. During one-to-one interactions with Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Chair of C20, Ambassador Vijay K. Nambiar, Sherpa of C20, Sri M, founder of Satsang Foundation, and others, Dr. Shachi and Ms. Nirupa were able to convey the pain and sufferings of the many residents of Relief Camps they had been personally interacting with since the crisis started.
MaolKeki Foundation was actively pursuing multiple development projects in 14 out of 16 districts in Manipur when the crisis started. Though the pace of implementation has slowed down due to the crisis, work continues. We appeal to all parties concerned to work towards ending the violence and bringing peace to our society.