The American India Foundation (AIF) today felicitated 27 young leaders from the United States and India on the completion of their 10-month service under AIF’s William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.
While congratulating the Clinton Fellows, Mathew Joseph, Country Director-AIF, said, “Through values like teamwork, perseverance, and humility they address the challenges they face in their service and ultimately succeed in making positive and lasting impacts in their host organisations.”
Since the first batch of fellows who assisted in the post-earthquake rehabilitation of Gujarat in 2001, the AIF Clinton Fellowship Program has successfully paired 452 fellows in service with 202 NGOs and social enterprises across 23 states, thus representing a collective force and organised network dedicated to social change in India.
AIF was founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Clinton following a suggestion from then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact.
This article was initially published in Business Standard on June 29, 2018. Read the original version here.