Asha for Education, Berkeley presents its 23rd Annual Images of India, an evening of music and dance showcasing the richness, depth and diversity of Indian culture. Images of India has become a legacy and is well-known in the Bay Area for Indian ethnic and folk music and classical dance forms presented by some of the finest talent in this region.
Images of India (IOI) is Asha Berkeley's biggest fundraising event which typically raises over $5,000. This money is used entirely to support education of impoverished children in India. Asha Berkeley is currently supporting 6 projects in India and disburses more than $30,000 each year. As in the past, the diverse projects supported by Asha Berkeley are situated in the most neglected parts of India. The impact made by Asha Berkeley is evident from the success of projects such as the ARPAN Society, an NGO based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Arpan Society runs Awantika Vidya Bhawan (AVB), a K-8 school that specifically targets the children of farmers and laborers in the region. Currently AVB supports the education and health of over 500 children of these day laborers. Without AVB, these children would not have been able to access primary education. Thus, Asha Berkeley continues to provide opportunities for education and growth to children with physical, economic and social challenges.
For more than a decade, Asha for Education has managed to live up to the dreams of its founders and has demonstrated that it is possible for a few dedicated individuals to improve the lives of many others to a great extent, and make the world a better place to live in. If you would like to know more about our activities and ways in which you can help, please follow this link. We truly appreciate your help and constant encouragement which has played a significant role in helping us realize our goals.