SAF News

In the media The Hindu - 18th March 2006

UNESCO backs South Asia Foundation's work on regional cooperation

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, opened on Friday the annual meeting of the South Asia Foundation at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The South Asia Foundation (SAF), founded in 2000 by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh, promotes regional cooperation and peace through education, understanding and friendship among the people of South Asia.

Conference Paris, France - 17th March 2006

SAF Governing Council Meeting, 17th - 18th March 2006, Paris, France

The annual meeting of the Governing Council of the South Asia Foundation (SAF) was held in Paris, France, on 17th and 18th March 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters and the residence of Ambassador Madanjeet Singh. It was opened by Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO and attended by the Chairpersons of the eight SAF Chapters, Vice-Chancellors of South Asian universities, specially invited guests, secretaries of the Advisory Boards of SAF Chapters, and a number of Paris-based Ambassadors and Permanent Delegates to UNESCO and UNESCO officials. The list of participants is reproduced in an annex to this report.

News UNESCO - 16th March 2006
News 1st January 2006

SAF-Madanjeet Singh Scholarships: Training Programme for Assistant Nurse Midwifes (ANM)

Skilled Care at Birth for the Poorest by Dr. Rita Thapa, SAF Nepal Chairperson, Perinatal Society of Nepal & Chair, SAF Nepal Dr. Kasturi Malla, Director Thapathali Maternity Hospital.

Event Bhopal, India - 26th December 2005

The Third SAF-SOS Environment Camp - 26th December 2005, Bhopal, India

The third SAF-SOS Environment Camp ended on 19th December 2005. The Camp was hosted by SOS Children’s Village Khajuri Kalan (India). This time the Camp had an additional feature focusing on the needs and care of special children, apart from the regular emphasis on the environment and sustainable development.

News Colombo, Sri Lanka - 29th November 2005
Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka - 28th November 2005
In the media Tehelka, Delhi - 10th November 2005

Tehelka Reports Donation by Ambassador Madanjeet Singh for Earthquake Victims

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and former diplomat Madanjeet Singh has announced Rs. 1 crore as earthquake relief for Pakistan and Rs. 50 lakh for the reconstruction of schools in his hometown of Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

Conference University of Kashmir, Srinagar - 27th September 2005

Certificate distribution of the PPEPERA (pre primary education programme)
27th September 2005, Srinagar

Invited by the SAF Founder to attend the South Asia Foundation Learning Initiative meeting in New Delhi on 14th December 2003, Professor Ahmed Khan Tareen, Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, submitted a training project at the Institute of Home Science (Kashmir University).

Conference Jammu, India - 1st September 2005

Meeting at the University of Jammu - September 2005

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in New Delhi between the SAF Founder and Vice Chancellor of Jammu University in December 2002 for a rural women entrepreneurship development programme.