Community members, volunteers and employees joined for ‘Swacchta Hi Seva’ Campaign
Jandiala Guru, District Amritsar, September 27, 2019: To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
Answering to the call-to-action of our Hon’ble Prime Minister,
As a part of the initiative,
Following is a list of the activities that took place:
- Pledge making drives: Every headmaster & student took a pledge to create awareness of cleanliness, ensure proper segregation of waste & conduct shramdaam to create a clean country.
- Wall Painting: This activity will involve Swayam volunteers to create wall painting with messages on the theme of clean school, clean India.
- Awareness rally and NukadNatak: Volunteers from
Coca-Colaand AIF visited schools and community to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness.
- School Community Cleaning: This activity will involve Swayam Volunteers, school children, community to collect PETT and Plastic waste and hand it over to a recycler.
On the engagement, Mathew Joseph, Country Director, American India Foundation said, “AIF’s Digital Equalizer program works in under-resourced government schools across the country, sensitizing young students to the importance of clean and hygienic surroundings. The ‘Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign is a great initiative to spread the message of cleanliness and hygiene amongst school children and public, driven by volunteers through employee engagement activities.”
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ishteyaque Amjad, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability,
This initiative will not only catalyze a positive change at the grass-root level but will also help children become the ambassadors of inducing and developing a waste-free ecosystem.
About American India Foundation (AIF)
The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India, and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. AIF’s programming seeks to achieve gender equity through developing inclusive models that focus on and empower girls and women. Founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Bill Clinton following a suggestion from Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, AIF has impacted the lives of 5.6 million of India’s poor. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in New Delhi, AIF is transforming lives across 24 states of India while addressing these issues on a regional, country, and international scale. In 2019, AIF has received the highest ratings from leading independent rating agencies, Charity Navigator and GuideStar. Learn more at www.AIF.org
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