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American India Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Economic Development, International, International Economic Development, International Relief, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: The mission of the American India Foundation (AIF) is to catalyze social and economic change in India. AIF mobilizes resources in the United States and India and invests these to improve education, livelihoods and public health for the marginalized in India.

Programs: Digital equalizer: digital equalizer bridges the educational and digital divide by bringing technology to schools across india and utilizing technology to transform teaching and learning into a collaborative, project-based approach. Digital equalizer equips each school with a computer center that provides teaching at site. The digital equalizer curriculum ensures that teachers and students are equipped with practical digital literacy skills that enhance both their classroom and out-of-school learning.

education:aif's learning and migration program (lamp) provides children in areas of high seasonal migration with access to continuous, quality, and age-appropriate education. Lamp consists of two primary interventions - education for children through seasonal hostels and a learning enrichment program, and community-based advocacy through the national right to education act.

livelihood:aif's livelihood program's two signature initiatives include market aligned skills training (mast) and rickshaw sangh. Mast provides unemployed youth with comprehensive skills training that equips them to secure employment and succeed on the job. Mast conducts regional labor market scans and works closely with employers to develop market-aligned training curricula. Qualified candidates are placed into jobs.

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AIF believes in catalyzing change by maximizing impact. Through its signature programs focused on education, livelihood and public health, AIF has partnered with over 120 NGOs and initiate change at the grass root level.