Association for India’s Development, Morgantown Chapter welcomes you to our website.
Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer movement, based in United States, promoting sustainable, equitable and development in India. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.
Founded by Dr. Ravi Kuchimanchi, a graduate student from University of Maryland in 1991, AID is now one of the largest non-governmental organization working for development of India at a fundamental level. AID has 36 chapters and more than 1000 registered members in Unites States alone, 8 chapters in India and many more in UK & Australia. Members and volunteers meet regularly to raise funds and discuss issues related to India. Inspired by AID, volunteers and many other activists have started many independent organizations working for the social cause across the globe.
2004 Indian film, Swades, is inspired by the story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, founders of AID, who returned to India and developed the pedal power generator to light remote, off-the-grid village schools.
Please contact us for more information about AID Morgantown or to become a volunteer.