AIM for SEVA Canada, the Canadian branch of AIM for Seva, was founded in 2002 by Dr. Terry Papneja, a prominent dentist from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada.
“AIM for Seva has 136 projects where it takes care of over 4,000 children from the ages of 6 to 18, on an ongoing basis. As for AIM for Seva Canada, we have built 27 hostels in which we support 640 children. For 10 years, these kids are given free accommodation, food, clothing, medical care and education so that their families get out the cycle of poverty. We also cover all their other expenses,” says Dr. Papneja.
We are happy to share that Dr. Papneja’s efforts to gain support for educating and empowering rural India has been acknowledged and appreciated by Canada. Last year, on behalf of AIM for Seva, Dr. Papneja accepted the Roy MacLaren Humanitarian Award from the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC). The award was given by Roy MacLaren, former Federal Minister and current Chairman of the C-IBC. Mr. MacLaren was also the Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe at the Annual Diwali Gala of the C-IBC at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto (held on October 29, 2018).
Our journey to educate and empower rural India could have not been possible but for the support of countless donors, volunteers and other well wishers – both from India and overseas. Since 2002, AIM for Seva Canada has built 27 student homes in India, and the organisation supports over 600 students annually.