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  • Our Presence

    Poverty is a multi-headed monster that thrives under the deeps of ignorance. To fight poverty, first and foremost, we believe we need to eliminate this smog of ignorance and make people aware of their abilities. That can happen only when we can uplift their overall situation; empower them with awareness through education; enable them to rebuild confidence through opening up access to gainful employment; encourage them towards a future of health that we hope will lead to their happiness; also, uplift their environment so that they can make the best possible use of their ecosystem.

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    • Employment

      Isolation from the mainstream of development makes people feel neglected and sidelined. Gainful employment integrates them to the system, goes a long way to make them belong to governance and keeps disruptive thoughts at bay. With this in mind, ACM GIDF promotes holistic, sustainable livelihood models across the nation targeting the marginalised sections of Indian population, and involving all major stakeholders.The mission mode is to make the best possible use of available resources and skills to generate vocations for locals.

      This includes a vast spectrum of recipients and options - helping traditional Indian artisans to find a foothold in today’s market; training rural youth with vocational courses that facilitate self-employment; encouraging micro-entrepreneurship across a spectrum of trades; formation of self-help-groups as an effective strategy to empower women, both in rural and urban Indian communities.As a facilitator, we collaborate with a number of government projects promoting effective livelihood building across the nation. We believe being in a suitable vocation of their own choice helps individuals understand, appreciate and enhance their self-esteem. Our task is to identify and consolidate local opportunities, encourage beneficiaries to access them and, in the process, inspire communities to feel connected through a participatory process of nation building.

      GIDF successfully training over 10,000 people.

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    • Education

      With a firm belief that education is the primary instrument for reducing poverty and inequality in a developing nation, ACM GIDF has come up with innovative projects that seek to bring home quality learning to the marginalized and under-exposed sections of India. Our target is to make the overall education experience interesting and more in line with the demands of our times, by reaching out to the remotest corners of the nation.

      ACM GIDF understands that besides ensuring universal access to basic education, it’s crucial to expand the scope and enhance the quality of education at all levels. Our comprehensive programs, designed to bring forth an inclusive access to educational opportunities at various stages, emphasizes on this ‘quality’ factor.

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    • Health

      A nation grows to its full potential only when those at the bottom of the pyramid have access to health facilities. All development initiatives fail to make an impact if they are not addressed to a population marked by healthy minds lodged in healthy bodies. With this understanding, and a firm belief that India’s growth story will be incomplete if it is not directed towards inclusive growth, ACM GIDF has a separate wing to take health care to the impoverished and often neglected hinterlands of India. Our objective is simple – to make those living on the edge access health benefits to make them able enough to participate in the process of development. Unfortunately, huge tracts of rural India still do not have access to even the most basic healthcare facilities.

      A large number of people in India still stay in darkness when it comes to understanding hygiene and basic preventive measures to block killer diseases. Most importantly, with the incursion of media into almost every corner of India, these people now know what they could expect and should demand. If those demands are not met, they are likely to lose whatever little faith they have on democratic systems of governance. That’s a situation that needs

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    • Environment

      Rapid technological advances, enhanced and enriched demands, and increased sharing of products between nations with more and more nations adopting the open window policy has brought our world to a crucial juncture – it’s now, more than ever, that we need to find the right balance to stay in harmony with our environment. ACM GIDF believes every effort towards this direction has a long term impact, however small or insignificant they might seem at the onset. This is more so because every such effort towards conserving natural resources and safeguarding the environment represents a change in attitude. To understand the need to care for the ecosystem is the first major battle won.

      Living in an era of a comprehensive and largely unregulated growth, ACM GIDF accepts its responsibility towards the environment. We also acknowledge the need to increase awareness towards this – so we take sufficient care to integrate an ecology component to every project we undertake; this besides our regular environment centric programming.

      Our focused interventions in the field of Rain Water Harvesting and Afforestation are designed to encourage communities to shift their focus towards sustainable solutions for their immediate environment. We know these isolated efforts, when taken together, have the potential to grow into an ecology revolution. It’s just a matter of time.

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    • Bharatiya Manavata Vikas

      ACM GIDF in Partnership with IIPM also Supports IIPM's Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Kendra.
      In the mid–nineties, Dr. Malay Chaudhuri, the Founder-Director of IIPM initiated the Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Kendras, in memory of his younger son Aurobindo Chaudhuri. Aurobindo was a highly passionate individual, who was eager to work for the poor, the marginalized and the downtrodden. He was actively associated with IIPM’s initial rural development and entrepreneurial training programmes. But, when at a young age of 19, he met with a fatal road accident, Dr. Chaudhuri pledged that he would do his best to accomplish whatever he had undertaken to do for the villages in India. That’s when the Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Kendras were instituted in 1994. Additionally, he also pledged to try and do whatever Aurobindo could have done, had he been alive. Today there are about 100 (at one time the number was around 450). Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Kendras in the East Midnapore district of West Bengal and in the Balasore district of Orissa. The dream is to have one Kendra in each village of India.

      One of the main activities at the Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Kendras is to set up a newspaper board at a convenient location in the village, so that all villagers, especially women, who can read but cannot afford to buy a newspaper, develop the habit of reading newspapers. Every day a different newspaper is displayed on the same stand so that villagers get acquainted with different shades of opinion on an issue. If it is an important issue, there are provisions to display alternative thinkings at the bottom of the board. These boards have been named Mukta Patrika and Vikalpa. Most newspapers are influenced by the political views of one party or the other. They even print false or distorted versions of an event to suit their political lines. In this sense most newspapers are ‘view papers’. The newspapers on the newspaper boards hence carry alternative opinion/solution to share arguments with readers in order to generate debate and discussions. The scheme’s novelty has generated excitement among villagers. They really read, discuss and debate on issues.

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  • Testimonials

    Mr. Anirudh Singh
    HR, Reliance Retail Limited

    Reliance Retail Limited (RRL) has grown into an organisation that has made rapid progress towards building an entire value chain starting from the farmers to the end consumers. The manpower coming from ACM- GIDF is above satisfactory and performing good and are meeting our requirements. Their performance is impactful. We look forward for your support of our manpower needs in future.

    Col. Kanta Rana
    Nursing Superintendent (Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital)

    Training the youth especially from BPL family and empowering him/her is a step towards the making poverty free nation, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital appreciates these efforts and wish that GIDF touch the heart of common man. Employees placed from Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Great Indian Dream Foundation are working as Critical Care Assistant in our hospital since one year. - They are hard working, Regular and punctual, Honest and sincere and good performer.

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  • News & Events

    Sustainable social development is all about building a bridge of understanding that facilitates free flow and sharing of ideas. This bridge has to encourage well-meaning people to come forward and help those who need their help the most – they need to understand that real growth has to be inclusive. Understanding this, ACM GIDF often comes up with unique ideas, events and platforms. These are mostly targeted at the younger generation - the future decision makers of the nation and many of these ideas make news. Through these interactions, often informal and always firm but friendly, we make the youth of the nation comfortable with our concepts, and they make us confident with their ideas.

    Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

    - Henry Ford

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    • Employment

      For the past few years, ACM GIDF has been working on empowering rural artisans especially women, across the nation. Various livelihood programmes have been initiated for the welfare of these people who work in groups and in our rural artisans training programme regular workshops, awareness camps etc.

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    • Education

      26th January is considered as one of the most important days in Indian history. In the year 1950, India’s constitution came into force and was declared as a true sovereign nation. Since then every year this day is celebrated all over the country, especially in the capital, New Delhi where a grand parade

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    • Environment

      ACM GIDF undertook a community tree plantation project at Guna in Madhya Pradesh, in partnership with GAIL India Ltd. Through this project, we intended to contribute to the overall improvement of the local environment of the Industrial belt, mainly to ensure a better ambient air quality.

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    • Health

      World AIDS Day is observed all over the world on the 1st of December every year. It is a day dedicated to spread the word about the AIDS pandemic which is caused by the spread of HIV infection. Till date more than 30 million people around the world have been killed by the disease and more than.

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    • Events - GIDF USA

      GIDF USA Hosts Its Very Own Spooktacular Desi Halloween Party Halloween is an ideal time for parties and get-togethers. All age groups from infants to kids to mid aged and even older people dress to impress in their favorite costumes .Hence, GIDF USA decided to host one and that to in its pure Desi style.

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    • Media Coverage

      A 10 day skill development program in pickle making was started in J & K in October, which is supported by NABARD with an aim to empower the less privileged sections of the society to move towards self reliance.
      The program was inaugurated by Chief General Manager of NABARD - Mr.ML Sukhdev

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  • GID Club

     

     

    IIPM leads by example when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility. IIPM’s CSR initiative is the world’s largest CSR initiative undertaken by any B-School globally. All IIPM students compulsorily as a part of their programme, have to spend two weeks working for GIDF in various slums/villages of India. Therefore just like IIPM students are given the No 1 global exposure amongst all B-Schools in India, they are also given the No 1 social work exposure in India.The institution has also been ranked no.1 in corporate social responsibility.

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  • Success Stories

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