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Uttar Pradesh
Swaraj Campaign

swarajSupporting Chapter: Los Angeles 

Amount: Rs 384000

NGO: Asha Parivar (Arman Foundation)

 Swaraj Campaign aims to promote local Self-Governance and Collective Resource Management of 8 Panchayats (1,116 families) in the Eastern Uttar Pradesh districts of Deoria and Kushinagar.

The mission of the project is to educate and empower villagers to engage in open meetings of Gram Sabha so that decisions about development are made by the stake holders and transparent implementation of development works is ensured. The short term goal is to create a people’s movement to force the government to bring about legal changes to fulfill the demands of the Swaraj Campaign.


Apna Skool

Apna schoolSupporting Chapter: Buffalo

Amount: Rs. 99096.40

The Apna Skool - An Innovation in Education is an ingenious and creative idea developed to provide free education to the children of migrant laborers in Kanpur, UP. There are currently more than 600 students in 25 Apna Skool centres.



Sangtin Kisaan Mazdoor Sanghatan 2011

SangtinSupporting Chapter: Columbus

Amount: Rs.110000

Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS) or the Sangtin Peasants' and Laborers' Organization is a people's movement based in Sitapur District of Uttar Pradesh, India. SKMS aims to enact "empowerment from below", and its 5000 members have mobilized and struggled around a range of issues. Over ninety percent of SKMS's members are from dalit communities, and more than half of them are women.


Sangatin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan

Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS) is a people's movement based in Sitapur dt., Uttar Pradesh. It emerged from Sangtin, a group set up by rural women to enable them to be bigger stakeholders in the processes of development at all levels. In its 2008-09 budget, Sangtin seeks funding for capacity building
and ongoing mobilization in its villages; operational expenses; publication costs for its newsletter; startup costs for livelihood initiatives and exposure trips.  AID-College Park has approved Rs 200,000 to support this work.

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Computer Education for Rural Children and Youth

Learning computer

NGO: Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti (JBVS), Uttar Pradesh
Budget: Rs 227000

Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti (JBVS) is a non-profit organization committed towards the quality computer education to young generation living in villages. The organization aims to provide  training for basic computer literacy, computer as a tool for learning in schools and home, and training in hardware.

RTI Campaign in UP and Bihar Phase 2

RTI application

NGO: Asha Parivar, Uttar Pradesh
Location: UP, Bihar
Budget: Rs 940000

RTI campaign in UP and Bihar mainly focuses on citizen empowerment through Right to Information.  AID supports 20 full-timers in the project who are working on increasing awareness on RTI act and how it can be effectively used to fight corruption. The campaign is also expanded towards effective implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (NREGA) and Right to Food.