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.
Swathi's Runner Profile
Today India is growing at a fast pace with its economy but we still are extremely far from providing quality primary education to our most underprivileged children. Being a part of Asha for Education for the last 4 years and having visited many schools and projects in India, I can only endorse the need for better education.
Every year Asha for Education, Central NJ chapters supports 8-10 projects and disburses approximately $100,000 per year. My commitment is to raise $2620 ($100/mile) towards this cause and I hope you will help me achieve this target.
Swamy Vivekananda's teaching: We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet.
Let's make this possible for every child in India.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
P.S. The picture on my profile is from a project we support (SAATHI) where we fund children who are AIDS infected and affected. This is one such family.
I successfully ran the Chicago Marathon on 9th Oct 2011 in 4 Hrs and 49 mins. It was hot day with 85 degrees but thanks to the support and cheering from all the volunteers I could finish strong.
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 Swathi Komandur
printed in the memo, and mail your donation to:
Asha for Education
150 Maple Avenue, # 118
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Thanks to the 40 supporter(s) who have helped me raise $2624 towards my goal of $2620 for the BOA Chicago Marathon Marathon.