February 17, 2023, Hyderabad: Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao launched the first American India Foundation (AIF) India Chapter in Hyderabad on Friday, along with philanthropists, patrons, and industry leaders.
According to an ANI report, the Hyderabad Chapter is a voluntary organisation made up of eminent and respected people who have demonstrated leadership skills in business and philanthropy. They have joined forces to represent AIF and support the development of strong and long-lasting partnerships in the state.
Over the past few years, AIF has been working in 10 districts throughout Telangana under its flagship education and livelihood programs assisting low-income and vulnerable communities. This work has been made possible by the ongoing support and encouragement of the government, businesses, and civil society organisations. By bringing in deeper interactions and significant projects, the Chapter will capitalise on AIF’s solutions to social injustice and poverty, energising the state’s outreach and influence, the report said.
Speaking at the event, the Minister said that the Telangana administration was making every effort to meet the needs of the people in terms of livelihood, healthcare and education. He claimed that the state had the highest ratio of beds and doctors per lakh residents in the country.
“American India Foundation is building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development, with a particular emphasis on empowering girls and women to achieve gender equity. It’s a matter of great satisfaction that AIF has decided to set up its first Chapter in Hyderabad. The Government of Telangana will be glad to partner with AIF,” K T Rama Rao said, as reported by ANI.
Mathew Joseph, Country Director of the American India Foundation said, “We are jubilant at this partnership of Hyderabadi industry leaders coming together, to advance AIF’s cause and vision in Telangana. AIF has been working extensively in the state for the past several years and is excited at the prospect of deepening these relationships.”
This article was first published in the ABP Live: