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AIM for Seva was born from the heart-led mission of founder Swami Dayananda Saraswati to address the obstacles faced by children of impoverished rural India in accessing quality education and health care. The concept of building chatralaya, or free student homes, in close proximity to schools took root, bringing value-based education right to their doorstep – and forming the foundation of our unique holistic model of care and support. Our chatralaya serve as a true home away from home in every sense, providing a loving, nurturing environment and a richly balanced life for children from grades 4 through 12.
Since 2000, AIM for Seva’s chatralaya, schools and hospitals have been making it possible for these children to develop into healthy, self-confident, responsible citizens – fully prepared for career and life.
The Washington, DC-MD-VA Area Chapter sponsors three chatralaya for boys and two chatralaya for girls, with a goal of funding the complete care for 154 children. Another important initiative is to raise the funds necessary nationwide to build much-needed new chatralaya to bring our holistic care and programming to a greater number of children in rural and tribal communities of India. Your gifts to the Washington, DC-MD-VA Area Chapter will also help support the four AIM for Seva hospitals in offering free or subsidized care to rural populations.
20 million lives touched in rural India since 2000
2,700 villages reached across 16 states in rural India
School dropout rate reduced 90% among children enrolled in chatralaya
80% of students pursued higher education or secured employment
|Free Student Home||Number of
|Sembangudi (Junior) Chatralaya for Girls||31||$15,500||View/Download|
|Sembangudi (Senior) Chatralaya for Girls||24||$12,000||View/Download|
|Yadavaram Chatralaya for Boys||50||$25,000||View/Download|
|Moviya Chatralaya for Boys||29||$14,500||View/Download|
|Kottur Chatralaya for Boys||20||$10,000||View/Download|
Our chapter goals can only be reached through the donations of a caring community. Your generous donation to AIM for Seva allows us to continue to invest in the lives of children most in need throughout remote areas of India. Through our nurturing, education and support, these children are realizing their full potential – and being empowered for lifelong success. Please make your gift today and help us continue to transform rural India, one child at a time.
Want to Leave a Legacy? Honor a loved one by funding a chatralaya or special project in their homeland and dedicating it in their name.
There are many options for contributing to AIM for Seva, allowing you to make the best choice for your life and financial goals.
If you’re looking to volunteer your time and talents to touch a child’s life in a more tangible and direct way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about volunteer opportunities.
AIM for Seva is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States.