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What is Assam Foundation of North America (AFNA)?
AFNA is a US-based non-profit organization with a thirty-year history of supporting underprivileged people in Assam, a north-eastern state of India, and helping with charitable work in the US. Our volunteers drive support for several projects in education and income-generation. You can click on the links below to learn more about our projects and how you can help.
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Swabalambi founder wins international creativity award

Suchismita Majumdar, founder of Swabalambi, has won the Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life for 2013 awarded by the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) based in Geneva, Switzerland. Swabalambi, based in the outskirts of Guwahati, works for the betterment of differently-abled people all over Assam. Ms. Majumdar is among only ten people around the world selected for this international award for creativity. More information is in the WWSF award citation. Congratulations to Ms. Majumdar! AFNA is proud to support Swabalambi and its mission to champion social change for differently-abled people. 

 

Solar Light: Power To The People

In our own lives, we take modern lighting for granted for basics like children's education (study at night), healthcare, and safety. "Solar Light: Power To The People" is a new project from Assam Foundation of North America to bring a little bit of reliable lighting to poor people in a remote region in Assam. This is the the Garbhanga forest near Pamohi outside Guwahati. Garbhanga does not have electricity from the grid and is unlikely to do so in the near future.

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Integrating able and differently-abled children in rural Assam

Society for Health & Educational Development (SHED) is a project in Sonapur, Assam that has a unique solution to two important problems:

  1. Underprivileged children in this area have no access to a good education. These include tribal children, girls in the age-group 5-18, children with physical and mental disabilities, children who have faced domestic or other violence, and orphans
  2. Differently-abled children are not integrated into mainstream society which causes them to suffer economically and otherwise later in life
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Supporting "Where The Brahmaputra Meets The Mississipi"

This was a fundraising event held in Richfield, Minnesota on April 7th 2012, organized by three AFNA volunteers Mili Dutta, Monika Kataky, and Ankita Deka, with the help of other volunteers and members of various communities.

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