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Educating Rural India

Ssssssssssh. Chatralayam. AIM for Seva’s Best Kept Secret Vikas Vasuniya is working hard to become a doctor. And he has a reason for it. Villagers from Baksana in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh from where Vikas hails from have to trek miles to reach the nearest medical health centre. Studies, laughter, dance, music and cricket. Only at the Smt. Jamunabai Chanchlani AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh where Vikas resides and studies.

Educating Rural India

Chatralayam. AIM for Seva’s Best Kept Secret So what is life like in a Chatralayam? See it from the eyes of Rituraj Baiga, a 12 year old currently residing and studying at the Bhim Saroj Khanna and Gera Nirula AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Katni, Madhya Pradesh. Rituraj hails from the marginalized Baiga community and at the Chatralayam at Katni he has found a safe and secure second home to pursue his dreams and ambitions.

Vasu Moen's Life at the AIM for Seva Chatralayam

Vasu Moen, a student of Class 11, found a new lease of life after joining the Smt. Jamunabai Chanchlani AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. He shares about what makes life special in the Chatralayam. Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati firmly believed that formal schooling is a great leveller of opportunity – and wanted every child in the rural and tribal parts of India to complete schooling. More importantly, he understood that uprooting a child from his/her social fabric was not desirable. Thus, education had to reach the villages. This was the basis of the ‘Chatralayam’ – an enabler of education, rooted in the local culture, language and tradition. Our network of 101 Chatralayams supports over 3,500 students across 15 Indian states, year on year. Each Chatralayam is a holistic ecosystem wherein a living space, nutritious food, schooling, after school tuition, extra curricular activities, yoga and sports are provided completely free of cost. Our Chatralayams act as platforms to help children from rural and tribal India to benefit from formal education and holistic value-based learning – including creative thinking, leadership, team work, proactive thinking and behaviour and sustainable living. There are thousands of children like Vasu Moen who yearn for a chance to create a better future for themselves. Visit our website to see how our 101 Chatralayams are making a difference to thousands of children 15 Indian states: www.aimforseva.in

A Day at an AIM for Seva Chatralayam - with Kalaivani

Kalaivani D., an alumnus of the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls in Sembangudi, Tamil Nadu, takes us through a day at the Chatralayam. Kalaivani is currently in the third years of a B.Com degree at Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Science in Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu. Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati firmly believed that formal schooling is a great leveller of opportunity – and wanted every child in the rural and tribal parts of India to complete schooling. More importantly, he understood that uprooting a child from his/her social fabric was not desirable. Thus, education had to reach the villages. This was the basis of the ‘Chatralayam’ – an enabler of education, rooted in the local culture, language and tradition. Our network of 101 Chatralayams supports over 3,500 students across 15 Indian states, year on year. Each Chatralayam is a holistic ecosystem wherein a living space, nutritious food, schooling, after school tuition, extra curricular activities, yoga and sports are provided completely free of cost. Our Chatralayams act as platforms to help children from rural and tribal India to benefit from formal education and holistic value-based learning – including creative thinking, leadership, team work, proactive thinking and behaviour and sustainable living. There are thousands of children like Kalaivani who yearn for a chance to create a better future for themselves. Visit our website to see how our 101 Chatralayams are making a difference to thousands of children 15 Indian states: www.aimforseva.in

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

75 Years of Independence– Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav– at our Founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s birthplace in Manjakkudi

Kamatchi’s Journey with AIM for Seva

Kamatchi is a young girl who comes from Sembarai Village in Javadhi Hills, near Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Kamatchi wants to be a teacher but the village school has classes only until Class 5. Girls like Kamatchi come from families that cannot afford education and hence prefer to marry off their daughters early. In this video, Kamatchi talks about her life story, how AIM for Seva has helped her gain access to education – and the means to making her dream come true.

(This video is in Tamil with English subtitles.)

Kanchan Yadav’s Journey With AIM for Seva

AIM for Seva has been the turning point in my life. Had it not been for the AIM for Seva Chatralayam intervention in the early part of my life, I don’t think I would be doing this medical course today. What I have learnt by living in the Chatralayam eco system has been very precious to me. We were taught how to be confident, socialise with others, how to view various situations in life and how to move ahead, all this and more was imbibed during my Chatralayam days. I don’t think I would have learnt all of this if I were part of some other institution.” These are the words of Kanchan Yadav, an alumnus of the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Today, Kanchan is pursuing a degree in homeopathy at the Chandola Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand.

(This video is in Hindi.)

Priyanka Panwar’s Journey with AIM for Seva

Priyanka Panwar comes from Tiwadiya, a small village located in Dewas District, Madhya Pradesh. She joined the AIM for Seva Balika Vidyalaya in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh in 2012, to pursue high school. From there on, she went to the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science in Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu. Today, she is a trainee with City Union Bank. Priyanka Panwar talks about her journey with AIM for Seva – a story about making the best use of the opportunities she was presented.

(This video is in English.)

Sakharam Muvel’s Journey with AIM for Seva

“Thirteen years back when I joined the Chatralayam, I did not have the slightest hint that my life would undergo a massive transformation. Today, I am in the police force in Mandla zilla, Madhya Pradesh and I am very happy. The reason for this is my parents and the contribution of my hostel coordinator and other staff at AIM for Seva…If I were to talk about education, I can safely state that one can get educated in any institution but culture and value based education can only be imbibed at AIM for Seva.” These are the words of Sakharam Muvel, an alumnus of the Bapu-Buddh AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. In this video, he talks about how living and studying at the Chatralayam was a turning point in his life.

(This video is in Hindi.)

DVG AIM for Seva Chatralaya for Girls

 Yelahanka, Bengaluru District, Karnataka

Inaugurated: 2023

Coordinator:  Swamini Suddhavidyananda Saraswati

Building Donor: Smt. Shobha & Sri. Eashwar Money  (Ground Floor)

Smt. Jyothi Venkatakrishna and Dr. K. N. Venkatakrishna  (First Floor)

Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls

Madanpalle village, Makloor taluk, Nizamabad district, Telangana

Inauguration:  2023

Coordinator:  Swami Satyatmananda Saraswati

Land Donor: Smt. Sujata Prasann Deshpande

Building Donor: Dr. Sri Vasudevan, M.D. (USA) (Ground Floor)

Dr. Sudhakar Goud Satoor and family (First Floor)

 

Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls

Padavedu Village, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu

Inauguration: 2023

Coordinator:  Swamini Suddhavidyananda Saraswati

Land Donor: Aanandam Charitable Trust

Building Donor: Sri. P. Rama Ramalingam and Smt.Vijayaa Ramalingam, Upland, California, USA

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