Vision: To transform society through a network of seva*, of caring, to help each child to contribute to the uplifting of family and to the progress of the nation.
Mission: To extend reach of education to every poor and disadvantaged child across the nation through the concept of Student Hostel (Free Student Home) near government school.
*“Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment.
AIM for SEVA (AIM) is a Canadian not-for-profit charity (BN: 861308906 RR0001), registered in Ontario that is reaching out to the poorest of poor in India by adopting the most effective and sustainable route to reducing poverty: Education. SEVA or ‘to serve’ is a longstanding tradition of the Indian Culture. Underprivileged children in rural, tribal and urban areas are “served” by providing healthy living conditions.
We believe that as citizens of the world, it is our moral obligation to empower those in need by creating sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.
Poised to become a global economic power, India is faced with an ironical challenge – while on one hand India is prospering leaps and bounds, on the other there is a sizeable population, which is untouched by the ripples of prosperity. Child labor abounds due to abject poverty of the less privileged, those living in urban slums, rural and tribal areas. The ever-widening gap between the mainstream and the marginalized has become a silent emergency.
Bridging this gap is the calling of AIM for SEVA (AIM). An All India Movement for “People to care for People”, AIM’s approach is based on providing education in an environment that breeds and nurtures inherent talent.
Most of the targeted children have a remote possibility of acquiring basic education due to lack of means and inaccessibility of schools. These children are brought under the care of the wardens at student residences, specially built for these children by AIM. They are given well rounded education in a compassionate environment: Discipline for success, moral values for upright living and instruction to make them job-ready. Each child receives free residential accommodation, education, tuitions, vocational training, training in extra-curricular activities like handicrafts, music, dance and sports along with nutritious meals and medical aid. These student homes have now become the growing hubs for sustainable change.
Your sponsorship enables children to study and grow in a supportive and caring environment. Child sponsorship is a relationship between you and the child who would otherwise have no hope of getting out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
Board of Directors:
Dr. Terry Papneja, President
Dr. Vipin Mithia, Vice President
Arun Luthra, Secretary & Treasurer
Communication & Administration:
Child Sponsorship Committee:
Dr. Tripti Papneja
Dr. Sangeeta Bajaj
Corporate Sponsorship Initiative:
Anil Chawla, Co-Chair
Arun Srivastava, Co-Chair
Dr. Sam Patel
Fund Raising Committee:
Dr. Vipin Mithia
Dr. Sangeeta Bajaj
Event Organization Committee:
Hostel Donation Committee:
Dr. Terry Papneja
Dr. Subodh Kanani
Finance & Accounting:
Gera & Nirula LLP, Chartered Accountants
Young Professionals for AIM:
Ronie Pahwa (Co-Chair)
Dr. Meetu Mahendra (Co-Chair)
Silent Auction Committee:
Shaili Gehani (Co-Chair)
Sapna Mehta (Co-Chair)
Sonali Goel (Team Leader)
Shayna Mooljee (Team Leader)