The central database of AID enlists projects submitted by NGOs on prevalent social issues from all over India. These issues are based on different categories such as Education, Health Care, Women's Empowerment, Environment, Social Justice, and Anti-Corruption. Volunteers may get involved in various activities related to project management, as mentioned below:
Project Review: Volunteers from every chapter can select a project from the database and conduct a detailed review of the project proposal, site visit reports and review NGO background. It has to be ensured that the NGO and project goals address the problems faced by the marginalized communities. The reviewer delivers a presentation and answers questions raised by other volunteers at a monthly meeting.
Project Monitoring: Once a project has been approved for funding, it is the responsibility of the chapter’s Overall Project Coordinator to oversee implementation of the proposed strategies at the grass roots. The OPC/PC need to coordinate with the NGO and keep track of progress in order to ensure compliance with the predetermined timeline and the set objectives.
Site Visit: AID volunteers perform site visits from time to time during travel to India. The project sites usually belong to NGOs who are the existing or potential partners of the chapter. Visits are done to monitor progress, assess quality of work and understand problems. A site visit report is prepared which is usually uploaded in the central database.
LA-OC Chapter of AID hosts a set of exciting fund raisers annually. Through these fund raisers it creates engagement with diverse communities across the SoCal area.
Holi on the Beach has become a marquee event of our chapter for the past decade. Nobody does Holi like we do.
Other events include:
> Milan, which is a donor education, awareness and appreciation event
> One for India, an end of the year online fund raiser
> Some of our volunteers are running in the Run for India marathon that offers a platform for enthusiastic runners to raise funds for our cause.
Chapter members meet bi-weekly alternating a phone call with an in-person meeting. An agenda based discussion drives the plan for project execution, events, and other administrative aspects.
Meeting information will be advertised on this website and on the community registered groups.