The All India Movement (AIM) for SEVA (Service) is not just a ‘schooling’ initiative. Nor is it for merely sheltering the underprivileged. It is an integrated community development program, reaching out to rural and tribal children across 16 Indian states.
AIM for Seva helps tackle the problems related to rural education through the unique concept of a Free Student Hostel (Home). An idea given by a tribal woman to our founder.
A Free Student Home (FSH) is a living ecosystem, an activity center, a classroom and a learning institute, all rolled into one. Essentially, an FSH empowers rural children to learn by providing a place to live close to schools; with a clean environment, nutritious food, value-based education, extracurricular activities and much more. So they don’t just keep up with the rest, but lead a childhood that enables them to contribute to their family, society and the country as a whole.
At an FSH, children receive free food, clothing, accommodation, education as well as computer knowledge and cultural training.
After-school support: Our special tutors and mentors provide student optimal after-school guidance, extra help and differentiated teaching methods using visual and e-learning tools. Children are also given individual coaching, to secure outstanding results.
Values and cultural education:
The children are exposed to several value-based themes and talks by their wardens. This is coupled with camps and workshops centered on value-based learning, conducted during weekends and post examinations.
Digital technology has made learning easier and more accessible for many, while simultaneously depriving others of the wonderful opportunities that technology brings with it. AIM for Seva seeks to enrich the learning experience of our children, by providing at least one computer at each FSH.
New ways to explore the creative side of our children, with periodic workshops in arts, painting and creative writing, along with ‘craft workshops’ where they design and create items such as pen stands and greeting cards. Special projects such as Project Akash help children come out of their shells and enable them to express themselves confidently.
Our children are adept at performing various yoga poses (asanas) that help in concentration, physical fitness and stress management (especially during exam seasons). Yoga masters and trainers visit the homes on a regular basis, following which the children practice the art everyday.