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MIllennium Development Goals

We align all our work to the Millennium Development Goals, with the overarching aim of reducing global poverty by half.

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Sanskrit translation: to create awareness
The Jagruti Programme aims to raise awareness about development issues being faced globally and relating these to South Asia, mainly India. This is achieved through AFP’s unique 3E approach – Educate, Empower and Engage, which involves interactive events and talks.
Read about our exciting new projects Sudarshan ,Naitika and Gyaan Yatra.

Sanskrit Translation: to serve others unconditionally
Paropkaar is a tangible way for Asians from all walks of life to connect to India. Volunteers get the opportunity to work with our projects in areas of education, livelihoods, participation and governance. Since 2005, 70 volunteers have been sent and have included business advisors, designers, educationalists and film makers.

India has steadily been establishing itself as a world economic power, with a national average growth rate in the past decade of 9% (WDI, 2007). However, despite this strong economic growth, India’s needs are far surpassing what she can provide. As the population increases, more than a third of India’s population of 1.1 billion live below the poverty line, comprising a massive one third of the world’s poor.

AFP aims to reduce India’s poverty by contributing to the economic and social development of the country. We do this by engaging the Asian population that lives outside of India i.e.