ACM GIDF was founded by the noted author and management guru Mr. Arindam Chaudhuri in the year 2001 in the loving memory of his younger brother Late Shri Aurobindo Chaudhuri. It is a registered national level NGO under the Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It is neither profit making nor political in nature.
Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Great Indian Dream Foundation (ACM GIDF) is a developmental organisation of national repute, facilitating community development initiatives since 2002. Our strategy is to empower the vulnerable sections of the society by building their capacities through education, health and skill–based development. We are working for the cause of human development focusing on the less privileged sections of the society in the rural and urban areas of the country. The spheres of our work are governed by issues related to Health, Education, Livelihood and Environment. ACM GIDF is a social initiative of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and Planman Consultants.
IIPM Cares .....
We at ACM GIDF and IIPM try to do all the little we can to bring smiles, laughter and endless cheers on those innocent yet naive faces, the faces of the souls who still do not know how cruelly would the world treat them if they do not do enough uphill struggle for their survival.
Hence every student studying at IIPM volunteers and participate in all the developmental activities undertaken by the organization. The addition of the social work hours, voluntary programmes and community service clubs in the course curriculum makes it essential for all the students to do whatever little they can do for these children who do not enjoy the luxuries of life other children of the same age and innocence born in sumptuous families do, then be it a exposure visit to a zoo or doll museum or even an activity session at the campus.
GIDF provides healthcare facilities to the poor and downtrodden through its Mobile Health Outreach Programme (MHOP) at their doorstep
GIDF provides basic education to the poor and needy children of our country. GIDF Education Scheme mainly covers the remote villages of West Bengal,Orissa, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
GIDF organizes various Environmental Projects for uplifment of our Environment and the Society. The Project mainly includes planting of trees in various areas and districts across the length and breadth of the country.
The GIDF Foundation lays special emphasis on Computer Education in its various learning centres. The project aims to empower the children with Information Technology. Not only is education important, computer education is critical considering the role that technology plays in our lives and is likely to play in the coming years. In addition to the school programme GIDF members are also using the computers for adult vocational education and community services.
The concept of digital divide is quite prevalent between rural and urban India. To bridge this divide GIDF have initiated a unique project which is one it’s kind in the country called the Project E-Shiksha. The major focus of the initiative is to provide computer education to the children living in the villages. The idea is to bring in the exposure of Computer education to the rural children in order to equip them with the IT skills. A special purpose vehicle has been fabricated which is equipped with the state of art computers with an independent power unit which travels from one village to another to impart computer education to the children.