Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting
sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots
organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected
spheres such as agriculture, energy, education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice.
Ajay Kumar, keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference of the Association for India’s Development, will be speaking in several cities in the US to talk about his experiences working with grassroots movements for land and livelihood, and their role in the cause of social justice. He has written a number of songs related to people's issues and will also share some of these, as well as the stories behind them.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th has left behind a trail
of wide spread damages having killed more than 8,000 people and lakhs of
survivors who lost their homes and livelihoods. Another massive
earthquake hit Nepal on May 12th leaving dozens dead, thousands injured
and more cities and villages destroyed.
Association for India's Development (AID) plans to support grassroots partners, Ganga Ghar , Nepalese Children Education Foundation and America Nepal Medical Foundation
, that are working on ground in Nepal. On their request, AID has
arranged to raise funds that will be directed towards the immediate
relief and long-term rehabilitation work. Some of these groups are
working in rural areas where limited help has reached.
Swanirvar is one of the oldest grassroots partner of AID in West Bengal. Swanirvar works with youth from Class V to Class XII to train them in becoming agents of positive change in their communities and schools. The youth groups known as Kishore Kishori Bahini have campaigned against the use of plastic bags in the villages, keeping the school premises clean, setting up organic nutritional gardens at school and home, making models to explain scientific concepts and toys from trash amongst and many other inspiring activities.
AID supports Swanirvar's efforts in sustainable agriculture in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal with a 1000 farmers that. Recently, Arun Roy, one of the resource farmers was awarded Krishi Ratna - a model farmer by the state.