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Asha 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

  Dear Friends,

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.


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 donation.

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

Thank You!

Thanks to the 40 supporter(s) who have helped me raise $2624 towards my goal of $2620 for the BOA Chicago Marathon Marathon.  

Training for:
BOA Chicago Marathon

Fundraising goal:
$ 2620

Supported projects:
Asha Central NJ Projects



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