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Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy,  education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice.

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Period Of Change
The Campaign:  To eradicate menstrual taboo and to make more comfortable and eco-friendly options for menstrual hygiene available for women.
The #PeriodofChange runs through May 28.
The Signs:  People are holding signs that say "I stand with #Period of Change because "
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AID supports Relief & Rehab after Nepal Earthquake
Relief and Rehabilitation

 Rebuilding Nepal The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th has left behind a trail of wide spread damages having killed more than 8,000 people and lakhs of survivors who lost their homes and livelihoods. Another massive earthquake hit Nepal on May 12th leaving dozens dead, thousands injured and more cities and villages destroyed.

Association for India's Development (AID) plans to support grassroots partners, Ganga Ghar , Nepalese Children Education Foundation and America Nepal Medical Foundation , that are working on ground in Nepal. On their request, AID has arranged to raise funds that will be directed towards the immediate relief and long-term rehabilitation work. Some of these groups are working in rural areas where limited help has reached.

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Kishore Kishori Bahini: Youth Groups in West Bengal
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  Experiment to show how external pressure keeps the water from falling Higher pressure inside forces the water out Using Pascal's Law to emulate a JCB








Swanirvar is one of the oldest grassroots partner of AID in West Bengal. Swanirvar works with youth from Class V to Class XII to train them in becoming agents of positive change in their communities and schools. The youth groups known as Kishore Kishori Bahini have campaigned against the use of plastic bags in the villages, keeping the school premises clean, setting up organic nutritional gardens at school and home, making models to explain scientific concepts and toys from trash amongst and many other inspiring activities.

AID supports Swanirvar's efforts in sustainable agriculture in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal with a 1000 farmers that. Recently, Arun Roy, one of the resource farmers was awarded Krishi Ratna - a model farmer by the state.

All  projects of AID are visited by volunteers, here is a recent pictorial account of a volunteer visit to Swanirvar .

Saving Seeds Saves Biodiversity

Bharati Sardar saves seeds from her farm Paddy varieties being grown by farmers working with Swaniravar













  When control of seeds remains in the hands of farmers and farming communities, it ensures their livelihood security and food security for the whole society. Bharati Sardar (in the pic) of Andharmanik village of North 24 Parganas is an Anganwadi worker in her village and has been saving seeds from her garden for many years. Swanirvar, a long time AID partner supports Bharati and 500 other such farming families in practicing sustainable organic agriculture and saving their own seeds that promotes self-reliance and bio-diversity. Read more about Swanirvar's work on sustainable agriculture.