The All India Movement for Seva (AIM for Seva) is a pan-Indian, non-profit registered charitable trust, founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 2000. Our founder understood that the challenges of accessibility and affordability were limiting children in rural India from going to school – which he uncovered during a conversation with a tribal woman.
Thus, AIM for Seva’s journey began with the goal of enabling children from impoverished rural and tribal areas to have the same advantages as children of means and, therefore, every opportunity to develop their full potential – and of the nation. The organisation’s flagship programme was the Chatralayam (Free Student Hostel), which was begun in 2001 in Tamil Nadu. Today, AIM for Seva runs 133 projects across 15 Indian states (including Chatralayas, educational institutions, vocational training centres, a residential facility for differently abled adults, healthcare facilities, community development initiatives and sustainable living projects).
Education is the foundation of empowerment. With this insight, AIM for Seva has built educational institutions – schools and a college, equipped with necessary infrastructure and modern pedagogical tools, to ensure that children and youth in rural areas have access to quality education. Presently, there are four schools and a college in Tamil Nadu and two schools in Madhya Pradesh. Each of these institutions has been equipped with requisite infrastructural facilities (such as clean sanitation facilities), classrooms that feature modern pedagogical tools (such as smart boards), and well-equipped laboratories.