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Abby V’s interactive and captivating performance mesmerized us with his musical gifts, vocal range and vast repertoire of Ragas. Local artists joined him on stage and the audience interacted fully!!

Enjoy these wonderful Ragas

From the Nov19th Event.

More clips in the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmOyEkMRTHWgtDIdYSixNofhnl6I-2jxA

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Recent Visit by our Bay Area Volunteers to Chhatralayas

By Kalpana and Bharat Dave

Hari Om. While attending a retreat at Swami Dayananda Saraswati Ashram in Rishikesh, we were blessed with a visit of a girls Chhatralay (hostel) and a school built with support from the donors of AIM for Seva.  Our visits were arranged by Swami Hansanandaji and Mr. Kumar Iyar who are in charge of all AIMS projects in Uttara Khand.

The Chhatralaya:
The girls Chhatralaya is located in a town named Harikala Puram, near Haridwar.  It has 39 girls studying from grades 4 to 12. They have a resident cook (Parvati Devi) and a female warden (Ms Manorama Pande).  One of there teachers, Ms Priti, also accompanied us. We were greeted with lots of love from the girls and the staff.  The girls sang a beautiful welcome song and made special welcome cards for us. They came from far and near with dreams for a bright future.  There goals were to become doctor, IT engineer, pilot, chartered accountant, IAS officer, police officer, military officer, dancer and more.
The Chhatralaya was very clean and nicely organized. Duties are assigned to groups of four girls for different tasks. The cook gets up at 4:00am every morning to make breakfast and tiffins for the girls. The teacher comes regularly and tutors the girls as needed.  Some of the girls entertained us with dances.  At the end they sang some Shlokas and Ganga Stotram by heart.  It was such an heartwarming experience for us that we had tears in our eyes when we left.
The AIMS School:
Next day, Mr Kumar Iyar took us to visit AIM for Seva school close to the Rishikesh Ashram. It has approximately 850 students from pre school to grade 12.  The school principal, Mr Girish Uniyal, greeted us and took us around to see the three story school. We were very impressed with every aspects of the school.  It had all the facilities including various science and computer laboratories, sports facilities, library, music studio and more. The children were very disciplined and respectful to others.  The teachers seem to be very friendly and loving.  The pictures speak for themselves.
Overall, we felt blessed to be able to see how well the AIMS funds are used and how happy the children are.  We encourage everyone going to India to visit AIMS Projects.
 
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Pujya Swami Dayanandaji’s 91st Jayanti celebrations

This is a special event of a musical video release of Swamiji’s compositions. Abby V has made a beautiful 30 minute musical video consisting of medley of the compositions and a couple of Swamiji’s songs.
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AIM for Seva video clip and Vision presentation
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Link: AIM for SEVA Presentation with recent Bay Area contributions
AIMS Vision and Activities
AIM for Seva Student Testimonials
Lojit Kumar: See Video 
Kedar Todve: See Video
Balaram: See Video
Gayatri: See Video
Divya: See Video

Typical Day in our Chatralaya

Student life at the free student homes or Chatralayam has the additional benefit of structure and consistency. Students are assured nutritious meals and sufficient sleep, as well as, time to recreate and play, read and study with tutoring assistance if needed.
This holistic approach increases their academic success resulting in a much better quality of life for them and their families in the future.
Join AIM for Seva and change rural India, one child, at a time! Make a donation of support today:

AIM for Seva transforms a child's journey

21 years back, AIM for Seva instituted and established the Chatralayam (free student hostel) model to address and resolve the issues that restrict children from rural and tribal parts of India from accessing schooling and education.

AIM for Seva Colorful Brochures

Please download and share these Colorful brochures for all those who may be interested.

AIM for SEVA Mini Brochure -16 pgs
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AIM for SEVA_Full Brochure
Construction-Status-July2021.pdf
Sandhya Gurukulam Brochure 2022

READ MORE: AIM for Seva's 'Chatralayam' model - Why it is effective in keeping India's rural and tribal children in school (linkedin.com)

Excellent Opportunities for Leaving a Family Legacy

AIM for Seva (AIMS)is offering attractive options for leaving legacies for our loved ones. Until now, AIMS has focused on building "Chatralaya" Free Student Homes in remote areas to housing young children free of cost for several years until they become young adults. Over 100 have been built and a dozen more are being constructed. In addition, we have built two large "Vidyalaya" complexes. These complexes consist of high school, even a college, free housing for boys and girls, technology center and fleet of buses to bring day scholars from as far as 30 miles. The result is a much bigger impact on a larger community. 3 more such complexes, in Karnataka, in Uttarakhand and in Maharashtra are now fully funded and construction has begun as of April 2022.  See thisVidyalaya Presentation for details

Bay Area donors are pledging very generously, and have sponsored several of the projects within these Vidyalayas already, so join the team.

 

The following 3 Vidyalaya (school) projects are now fully funded and construction has just begun

Sevathon 2022 by AIM for Seva and ICC,  was fun!

It was a nice opportunity to be out in the open doing Yoga, dance and 5 K walk. We introduced AIMS vision to new people and mingled with like-minded charities.

See pictures on this page.

Appeal for Medical Supplies and Covid support in India (early 2022) was a success

AIM for Seva transforms the lives of children in rural India through its chatralaya, or free student homes, which provide a loving, nurturing environment and access to value-based education, quality health care, and life-enriching cultural, spiritual and recreational programming. https://aimforsevausa.org/

Our coordinators across India continue to provide relief supplies, groceries and essential items to the migrant workers, elderly, unemployed and other people from the economically weaker sections of the society.
The need for food and safety essentials to distribute fresh food and grocery essentials to people in locked down area worked well.  A donation of just $25 provided a grocery kit to feed a family of five for a month. Feed 10 families with a $250 donation or 20 families with a $500 donation.

Please see this video clip of our efforts.
See this Newsletter of recent efforts
Also latest NEWS about all other activities, including "Feed Rural India"

Transforming Rural India one One child at a time 

Transforming Rural India One Child at a time

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Diversity,Disparity,Challenges
Manjakudi
AIM for Seva Thanks You

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Partnership with Sewa International and Rotary International for Covid, Oxygen delivery 2020-2021 programs 

Sewa International is a faith-based, humanitarian, nonprofit service organization since 1989 and is active in 20 countries. Sewa serves humanity irrespective of race, color, religion, gender or nationality. We specialize in disaster relief and rehabilitation. Our development programs focus on family services; child, tribal and refugee welfare; women empowerment; health; and education. sewausa.org.  Please see the attached image for progress and longer term plans.Together we are teaming together for COVID relief in India and in the U.S. through local, community-based charities. Please do what you can to help the people who need our help.  More information about the Sewa Intl Project

AIM for Seva Also partnered with Rotary International in its efforts to provide a longer-term solution for the people of India through the building of oxygen generators. Matching grant funds were leveraged and added to your $30,000 in total donations, resulting in the $120,000 investment needed to build an oxygen generation plant to serve a 200-bed hospital in the city of Coimbatore, India

 

 

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CURRENT SITUATION in Challenging times - Mid 2021

First and foremost, thank you for your kind support of the life-transforming work of AIM for Seva. Your generous contribution is impacting the most disadvantaged children of rural India, allowing them to discover their interests, pursue their dreams, and realize their full potential.  We want to keep you informed of the situation in this most challenging times.

  • 95% of the 4,000 students living in our 104 chatralayas (free student homes) have returned to their family homes and are safe & healthy. We keep in touch with them on a regular basis.
  • We continue to provide on-line education to our students where applicable until school re opens later this year.
  • We provided food and supplies to thousands of migrant workers, in rural India, during the pandemic situation.
  • Here in USA, we partnered with SEWA International in providing non-medical help such as donating masks to healthcare professionals, delivering groceries for senior citizens, providing travel & accommodations to stranded visitors and psychological counseling to many who needed our help during these challenging times.

As a valued donor, we want you to know how your contribution is being invested and the difference it’s making …

OUR IMPACT

  • We educate 9,000 children per year in our 104 chatralayas and 7 educational institutions across 16 states of India and 90% of our students graduate from high school.
  • Our 6 health care facilities serve 150,000 patients annually, from common ailments to performing surgery.
  • We serve 5 million meals (anna dānam) each year and invest 80,000 hours in shaping the life of a child through our value-based education (vidya dānam).
  • Our work has impacted over 20 million lives across 2,300 villages over the last 20 years of our seva.

OUR GROWTH PLAN

  • Twelve more chatralayas (free student homes) are under construction, with completion set for 2021.
  • Three residential school campuses (vidyalayas) are planned, with each campus comprising of a high school and a boys’ & girls’ hostel as part of our five-year plan, with a long-term strategy of such campuses in every state of India.
  • This unprecedented and innovative approach will allow us to increase our reach within rural India and bring our comprehensive care and proven value-based curriculum to a greater number of underprivileged children.

Your continued support is needed now more than ever as we work to deepen our reach and have an even greater impact on the children we serve.  We have earned Charity Navigator’s highest star rating for the fourth consecutive year, demonstrating our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Please donate generously this year, especially to support Covid-19 efforts. Sponsor a child for only $500

AIM for Seva achieves TOP 4-star rating SIX years in a row!!

AIM for Seva has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating for the fourth consecutive year, demonstrating our …

  • Strong financial health
  • Commitment to accountability and transparency
  • Adherence to best practices
  • Consistent administrative, or overhead, costs of less than 5%

We are proud to announce that AIM for Seva USA has been awarded a four star rating for the third consecutive year by Charity Navigator, an independent external validating non-profit organization, for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

In the USA, there are about 1.2 million charities out of which about 8000 organizations get qualified to be evaluated by Charity Navigator every year. Only 24% of these have scored the TOP rating (four out of four stars) for three consecutive years. This achievement by AIM for Seva means that we outperform most charities in our area of work, and demonstrates exceeding of industry standards.

"This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets AIM for Seva apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness." says Charity Navigators's CEO, Mr. Michael Thatcher.

We could not have received this four star rating without you! Thank you for your donations, your time, and your good will. Your trust and support means a lot to us!

See charity navigator site here

AIMS has also been awarded India's Highest Honors for a charity, 2021

Pictures from Vijayji and Jugal/Bimla Kishor's visit to Pedali and Manjakudi Projects, Feb 2020

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Your Support Matters

Leave a legacy by sponsoring a new FSH construction

With a $100K donation, drive the construction of a new facility and change the lives of a village and district around it. Shortlist of possible sites with great need have already been identified.  All detailed logistics and procedures will be handled by well-organized teams, to make the process easy.  See this Page for more details.

Maintenance of 6 FSHs sponsored by SF Bay Area

Please see here for more details about the composition, location and updates of these FSH here.  Longer term endowments are highly appreciated.

Progress and updates of recent  projects

See the updates of recent FSHs here. See the progress of new construction of FSHs  and projects  here

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