In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

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Advice for Future Fellows

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Applying Design Thinking to Coconut Farming

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A Single White Football: How a Community Photography Workshop Encouraged the Emergence of Self and the Ownership of Narratives

In Transit Tales: A Guide for Creating Participatory Photography Projects with Migrants and Refugees, the author recounts […]

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The Scavenger Worker and Me: A Story of Lost and Found, Part 2 – Deliverance

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Life Skills Day, Every Day

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Being a Black American Girl in India

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Misunderstood: The Bronx, Bihar, Stereotypes, and Cardi B

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How Far I’ll Go

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