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Educational footprint: Expanding our presence

AIM for Seva’s motto is educating rural India which we do through Chatralayams or free student hostels. Our Chatralayams are conceived as a living eco system that empowers children from rural India learn by providing a place to live close to schools; with a clean environment, nutritious food, value-based education, extracurricular activities and much more. The emphasis is not ‘just keeping up with the rest’, but leading a childhood that enables them to contribute to their family, society and the country as a whole.

Our students come from under privileged backgrounds and many of them are children of small farmers (cultivating as owner or tenant or share cropper agricultural land of more than 1 hectare) and marginal farmers (cultivating as owner or tenant or share cropper agricultural land up to 1 hectare) and daily wage labourers.

During this fiscal (2019-20), we plan to go east. Our first Chatralayam in that region is expected to be inaugurated in October 2019 in Dimapur, Nagaland. Conceived as a boys hostel, this facility will be able to accommodate 40 boys. We are happy to share that over 70% of the work with respect to the Dimapur hostel building is now complete. It is designed as ground plus first floor.

A new hostel for girls on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand will also become operational in October 2019. In the first phase, 20 girls who are currently residing and studying in the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Dehradun, Uttarakhand are expected to be relocated to the new hostel in Rishikesh. The hostelers come from the villages of New Basti,Kujasu, Bedula, Ranipokhari, Bhogpur, Jakhet, Chillond and Kyara in Uttarakhand. At full capacity, the hostel would be able to accommodate 40 girls.

In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, our boy hostelers from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Dighawat, Uttar Pradesh are currently residing and studying in an old building which is in close proximity to the new Chatralayam. We are happy to announce that over 70% of the construction is completed. The new building is expected to be inaugurated in October 2019 after which 54 boy hostelers will shift to the new facility. The boys come from the villages of Aghauli, Jugail, Kanhara, Makhauli, Badokhar Buzurg, Nibi, Thatra, Bharthari, Dandi, Naraini, Sarawa, Shivpur, Kapsa and Bichhiya Kala.

If you would like to support our educational projects, kindly drop in an email to: aimallindiamovement@gmail.com

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