Who We are
Association for India’s Development, Inc. (AID) is a voluntary’ non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development in India, by- working with grassroots organizations and movements in India. AID supports and initiates efforts in various inteconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.
AID, Inc. is registered with the US Federal Government as a non-profit charitable corporation under the category 501 (C) (3). Its federal Tax – ID is 2652609. Since September 2003, Aid has started operating as an unincorporated association with a different Tax ID. Aid accounts are by an independent Certified Public Accountant, as per IRS regulations. Documents and information pertaining to AID will be provided on request, or can be obtained from the Secretary of State for the cost of copies and postage.
A.I.D at a Glance:
|Incorporation Completed :||2003|
|Chapter in the Us :||36|
|Number of Volunteers :||~500|
|Number of Salaried Employees :||none|
|Chapters in India :||4|
|Fulltime Volunteers in India :||4|
|Projects Supported so far :||365|
|Projects Currently Ongoing :||~100|
|Indian States Covered :||18|
|Projects Sites Visited :||All|
“Compassion wherever there is suffering. Conviction that the compassion is strong enough to eliminate suffering. Courage to make this conviction a reality. This is AID” History of AID
It was the early 1990’s. Out of curiosity I went to a mela organized by some India groups. The theme was to tell slogans in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC. We want to see every problem solved and so there must exist the required “can do” spirit that we shouldn’t bottle due to a lack of vision.
On the 10th year !!
On the 10th year of Aid I feel our strength lies in our volunteers and we need to develop ourselves completely since this resource is needed by many causes and groups
The problems of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, dependency, disease, social inequalities, corruption and the dwindling of natural resources like land, forests and water reinforce one another.
One problem leads to the other and feeds on another. Therefore the solutions to these problems must be interconnected, just like the problems themselves.
This interconnected nature of the problems neither starts nor stops with the people who are poor it affects all of us. Our inability to tackle these problems, take the initiative, trust and work with others and overcome the fear to question authority or change life-styles is very much a part of this web of problems and has to be tackled.
To cover both the breadth of the country and the depth of the problems in a holistic manner through:
- Several short-term projects geographically distributed throughout India.
- A deeper long-term involvement in selected efforts, the goal being to reach every district or alternate district in India with one such focus effort.
Simultaneously measuring progress through the yard-sticks of self-reliance, people’s involvement and volunteerism. Responding personally to people we meet as we undertake this challenge together.
Address: Association for India’s Development, P.O. Box-149, College Park, MD 20741, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
In India, you may contact a volunteer of AID who is at Delhi-Mr. Anuj Grover
Phone: 098 18248459. email: [email protected]