for Education is an international
non-profit organization committed to
providing basic education for
underprivileged children in India in the
belief that education is a critical
requisite for socio-economic change.
Till date, Asha has supported more than
385 different child education projects
spanning 24 states in India. In terms of
project funding, almost $4,000,000 has
been disbursed to these projects since
Asha's inception. In 2002 alone, Asha
chapters raised and disbursed more than
$1,000,000 to over 200 projects.
Rakesh Srivastava's Runner Profile
Our 8 yr old daughter has been supporting a few charities over the last 3 yrs. Her favorite charities are those that support children. This year, she is in the middle of doing her second fund raiser for challenged kids.
Inspired by her and with help from friends, we wanted to do something more substantive for kids separate from our daughter’s effort. Supporting basic education for kids has been a cause dear to our hearts for over 10 yrs. A friend introduced us to ‘Asha for education’ program in the beginning of this year. The program funds basic education for disadvantaged kids in India. . See
http://www.ashanet.org/centralnj/projects/projects.htm for more information on the supported projects
Will appreciate if you can join us in supporting this program by making your contributions while I run my first marathon in Philadelphia on Nov 20’ 2011 (Sunday) in support of this cause.
It’ll make the event more meaningful and memorable for us .
It has taken 5 months of training , 700 Kms of running and 3 niggling injuries to be here. The 26.2 mile journey will be worth every mile with your support.
Look forward to catching up with you after the Philly Marathon. Cheers!
How You Can Help
You can help by contributing towards my
fundraising goal. Every dollar you donate will help an
underprivileged child get basic education. Please donate
generously. All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax ID:
77-0459884). Please check if your employer can make a matching
You may donate online with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) by
clicking the button below:
Alternately, you may write a check to: "Asha
for Education" with Marathon 2011 for Rakesh Srivastava
printed in the memo, and mail your donation to:
Asha for Education
150 Maple Avenue, # 118
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Thanks to the 12 supporter(s) who have helped me raise $420 towards my goal of $2620 for the Philadelphia Marathon Marathon.