Each year, people from around the world come together to help educate underprivileged children in India. Work An Hour, or WAH, is a summer-long, global, online fundraising campaign based on a simple concept - that every drop matters in furthering the future of children. So we ask that you symbolically donate an hour or more of your salary towards the cause of children's education.
Every two years, the volunteers of Asha congragate with experts in the field of education and social development to understand, learn and celebrate our cause.
This year, the conference is being held from Aug 31st to Sep 2nd, in Princeton. Please click this link to register ...
"Best Indian NGO in the US" awarded to 'Asha for Education'
(2013 Indo-American Corporate Excellence Awards)
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) has awarded ‘Asha for Education' (Asha) the “Best Indian NGO in the US” award as a part of the 2013 Indo-American Corporate Excellence awards (IACE). Hon US Consulate General Peter Haas handed over the award, in the form of a trophy, to a team of Asha volunteers in an event in Mumbai on July 1st 2013. The award recognizes 22 years of passionate dedication and hard work of all the volunteers across the globe working towards catalyzing socio-economic changes in India via education.
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
Dear Asha Patron,
Once again, the holiday season is upon us! It is a great time to shop, celebrate, and spend time with our loved ones. It is also a time to think of and give back to those who are less fortunate.
Here's a heart-wrenching fact on India's children: India is home to an estimated 17 million child laborers, the highest in the world. Such children engage in labor and are deprived of their childhood, right to education and health. They have a 'will' to be in school, but have no 'way'. Education is a key metric in the assessment of a nation's socio-economic development. We, at Asha for Education, enroll such children in school and provide them with necessary skills they would need to transform their lives, while providing teachers with the necessary skills they would need. In 2011 alone, we provided support to more than 200 projects in India, and touched lives of more than 50,000 children.
We realize the magnitude of the problem of illiteracy in India is too large to even comprehend, and we will not be able to reach every last child not in school. As we thank our blessings in this 'season of giving', we seek support from generous donors like you so we can expand our work and continue to make a difference.
You can change the world by giving them a chance to be in school. 100% of your donations are tax deductible and near 100% reaches our projects in India-thanks to the fact that Asha is a 100% volunteer driven organization.
Our mailing address is:
Asha for Education
New york, NY 10040-0322
Internships now available at Asha for Education!
Internship positions are now available in the Asha Web and Audit teams. Learn more about these opportunities now!
Asha For Education receives High Impact Grant Program from NVIDIA
Asha For Education - Asha Darshan (India)
Asha Darshan promotes basic education for children and helps women form self-help groups in an impoverished rural community in India. To raise the community's standard of living, Asha Darshan provides schools with educational materials, midday meals, vocational training and healthcare services. Our grant will fund programs at 12 schools for the next three years.
Award to Lakshmi Kumari of Ashayam Project
Mrs. Lakshmi Kumari has founded Ashayam to help disabled children from poor families. Ashayam's primary focus is to identify children with disabilities especially from poor families and train them. The society has started with only two children and now is providing training to 30 children. In addition to providing training to disabled children the society educates the parents of the disabled children and makes them aware of the possible opportunities. Parents who have lost hope or who were not aware of any such opportunities are able to recognize the potential of their children.
The National Trust for Welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental retardation and Multiple disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Spandan Special Performance Awards to felicitate people who either did something extraordinary despite their disabilities or dedicated their lives to make the world a better place for the differently abled. Mrs. Lakshmi Kumari won the Best Individual (Parent) in the Female category. The award was presented to her by the Honorable minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Mukul Wasnik on September 5th, 2012, at an event organised by the National Trust at Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi.
Asha for Education receives $10,000 Grant from Coach.
The Coach grant enables Asha for Education to fund a segment of the project Shikshamitrah, whose focus is to serve the need of the middle school within the underprivileged children in India. Shikshamitra, bridges the gap between primary education, vocational and high school training. It's scientific and experimental curriculum, serves children with different curriculum, according to their interest, intellect and requirement. The aforementioned method has decreased the drop-out rates and increased enrollment to a considerable extent. The grant money will help the project to hire quality teachers who could appropriately address the demand, need and requirement of the society.
Volunteers of Asha for Education, would like to take this opportunity to thank "Coach" for their contribution towards the novel cause.