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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.

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Support Relief work in Assam
Relief and Rehabilitation

Assam Floods Relief Appeal

The recent floods in Assam have destroyed 11,000 hectares of crops that were ready to harvest, submerged more than 600 villages and affected > 300,000 people1. AID is sending $5000 from All India Relief Fund for immediate relief. Last year, the AID Relief Caravan was one of the first relief efforts to reach the flood survivors. 

Please donate generously to the AID All India Relief Fund so that we can continue to respond promptly to such natural disasters.

1Source: Assam State Disaster Management Authority release of June 13th, 2015

A first hand account of the damage

 
Kishore Kishori Bahini: Youth Groups in West Bengal
AID Projects

  Experiment to show how external pressure keeps the water from falling Higher pressure inside forces the water out Using Pascal's Law to emulate a JCB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

All  projects of AID are visited by volunteers, here is a recent pictorial account of a volunteer visit to Swanirvar .

 
Land Rights: Grassroots Experiences from Ajay Kumar. Trailer and Tour Schedule
Events
Ajay Kumar marching with adivasis for forest rights

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.
 

 

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Period Of Change
Health
The Campaign:  To eradicate menstrual taboo and to make more comfortable and eco-friendly options for menstrual hygiene available for women.
The #PeriodofChange runs through May 28.
The Signs:  People are holding signs that say "I stand with #Period of Change because … "
SAI #periodofchange  Stephanie #periodofchange  Sourabh #periodofchange
 

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