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AID-Lewisburg

AID-Lewisburg

Lewisburg (PA), 17837, United States

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About AID-Lewisburg is a chapter of Association for India's Development, a non-profit, volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable, and just development in India.
Donations can be mailed to:
AID-Lewisburg
PO Box 538
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Mission The AID Lewisburg chapter was founded in the summer of 2007, originally as a means of supporting an independent project (the Jackfruit Project) started by several current and retired members of the Bucknell University community with personal ties to the Indian state of Kerala. Incorporating as an AID chapter allowed the original group to actively engage the South Asian Student Association (SASA) at Bucknell University and a broader segment of compassionate society, in Lewisburg and around the world.

Currently, AID-Lewisburg supports two projects: The Jackfruit Project and The Parivartan Project.

Our chapter meets monthly. You can become a member by attending a meeting or making a donation.

For more information email Paula Buck at pbuck@bucknell.edu.
Description The Jackfruit Project seeks to support the children of the Snehibhavan Home for Girls in Kerala, India. Founded by Matthew and Sajini, Snehibhavan is a home for orphaned girls of Dalit and Tribal origin, many of whom are the children of sex workers. Donations provide the girls of Snehibhavan with a healthy diet, ongoing education by providing school fees, and extracurricular classes and career mentoring. Donations also contribute to the long-term goal of self-sustainability for Snehibhavan.

The Parivartan Project seeks to support the children of the Wadala slum in Mumbai, India. Founded by Shakil Ahmed in 1997, Parivartan provides non-formal education to children living in the slums who do not attend regular school (a majority of these children work to help support their families in informal sectors). Donations support the two classrooms currently run by Parivartan, and also contribute to the long-term goal of building a classroom in each neighborhood of Wadala.
Founded 2007

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