FAQ

What is AID (Association for India’s Development) and how does AID-Noida, related to AID India?

What is Prayas?

Who are the people behind the organization?

How can I volunteer with AID-Noida?

I am interested in contributing to this effort however I can’t spend regular time on-site. Can I still contribute?

How is AID-Noida funded?

What is Meal a Month (MaM)?

How can I donate?


What is AID (Association for India’s Development) and how does AID-Noida, related to AID India?

AID (www.aidindia.org) 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.

AID Noida is a chapter of AID-India and related by means of common philosophy, principles of operation and common string of volunteers. We believe that "Interconnected problems have interconnected solutions". Along with it, we also realize that "Sewa", "Sangharsh" and "Nirman" are imperative to development. We are pluralistic in our approach and involve community in defining solutions for their problems.

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What is Prayas?

AID-Prayas is the flagship project of AID Noida. This project is serving the underprivileged community near Sector 15 & 16 of Noida.

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Who are the people behind the organization?

The initiative is driven by a set of young, motivated volunteers who are either professionals or students. We also have few full-time teachers to conduct regular educational programs.

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How can I volunteer with AID-Noida?

You can volunteer with AID-Noida by directly involving yourself with day to day activities of Prayas. These activities include conducting classes for children, organizing weekend activities class, training children in theatre, music and other art-forms. You can also volunteer by helping us in raising funds through individuals or corporate. Click here to know about volunteering opportunities.

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I am interested in contributing to this effort however I can’t spend regular time on-site. Can I still contribute?

 

There are many areas where you can contribute out of your home. Please take a look at volunteering page for the areas where you can contribute. You may get in touch with us for more information and we will help you choose an appropriate activity.

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How is AID-Noida funded?

As on now, AID-Noida is funded through Meal-a-Month program.  From time to time, we do get individual one time contributions from people our volunteers know.

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What is Meal a Month (MaM)?

Meal-a-Month is a voluntary individual donation program. Under this program, a volunteer who wishes to contribute towards AID-Noida, pledge an amount equivalent to one meal in a month. The idea behind this concept is irrespective of what one spends on a meal as the satisfaction generated out of it is same of everyone be it financially rich or poor. Donating through MaM program is optional and donors can decide the monthly amount they wish to contribute.

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How can I donate?

First, you need to select the program under which you will like to make contribution (MAM, SaC or one-time). You can donate either through cash or transfer online (debit card/credit card). Click here for more details.

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