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Support a Child (SAC) -- Asha for Education

This program makes it possible for an individual to sponsor the cost of education or total living expense for one underprivileged child in India. The aim is to support this child financially till he completes college or vocational education and is able to support himself. You can become a sponsor for a child in India for as little as $12 a month.

Asha's role is to find a suitable education project run by a non profit organization in India which targets children who are unable to pursue education due to lack of funds. Then Asha endeavors to find sponsors for the children in this project and facilitates linking sponsors with individual children. Asha follows through by disbursing and monitoring the sponsors' funds. It works with both sponsors and the projects in India to obtain regular progress reports of the children and build a strong sponsor-child communication. The sponsor has the opportunity to become a mentor and friend to his sponsored child by writing letters. The sponsor can also arrange a visit with his child through Asha and the project coordinators in India.

Currently this program is being run by several Asha chapters. This program is solely meant for individual donors to be directly connected to a child at an Asha supported project. Asha for Education is not involved with any adoption process through this program.

The table below gives a brief description of the type of projects the sponsored children belong to. For more details you can visit each of the chapter sites. Becoming a sponsor is easy! To begin your sponsorship today, all you have to do is fill out the sign-up forms available at each of the chapter websites.

Projects Requiring Sponsors

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Project Location/State Stewarding chapter Sponsorship Supports Monthly Expenses
per Child
Asha Chennai Scholarships Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chennai School/college fees, books, notebooks, uniforms, shoes, etc Varies
Aadarana Home for Orphaned and Needy Girls Andhra Pradesh Dallas Educational and living expenses $30.00
Basera-e-Tabassum Jammu & Kashmir Silicon Valley Educational and living expenses $20.00
Centre for Development of Disadvantaged People Thiruvallur District, Tamilnadu Silicon Valley Educational and living expenses $20.00
Each One teach One (EOTO) Mumbai, Maharastra Seattle books, uniforms, meals, vocational training, counseling and medical costs (wherever necessary) $12.50 ($150/year)
Gram Vikas Trust - Balwadi Project Bharuch, Gujarat Dallas books, uniforms, meals $20.00 ($240/year)
INSPIRATION Kolkata, West Bengal Atlanta School supplies, supplementary meals, medical check-ups and clothes. Contact Here $12.00
NISHTHA Baruipur, West Bengal Atlanta School supplies, fees, supplementary meals, medical check-ups and clothes for two college students. Contact Here $40.00
Prasanna Jyothi Kothnur, Karnataka Austin Educational expenses $25.00
Prerana (Mumbai) Mumbai, Maharastra UIUC *Higher education (B.Ed) expenses for one child. Please contact the project steward (nayanaphysics at yahoo dot com) for additional details $200.00/month*
Sarada Kalyan Bhandar Medinipur, West Bengal NYC/NJ Boarding, lodging, college tuition and books $25.00
Seva Chakkara Samajam Chennai, Tamilnadu NYC/NJ Educational expenses $20.00
Shashtri School for the Hearing Impaired Bangalore, Karnataka Seattle The sponsorship covers each students food, boarding,healthcare and educational needs (Proposal) $15.00
Sowbhagya Educational Trust Chennai, Tamilnadu Silicon Valley Educational and living expenses $20.00
Sowbhagya Higher Education Project Chennai, Tamilnadu Silicon Valley Educational and living expenses $20.00
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - VidyaKiran Mysore, Karnataka Silicon Valley Educational and living expenses $30.00
Trinita Kolkata, West Bengal Atlanta Admission fee, education kit, uniform and clothes, meals, traveling allowance, health and private tutor assistance $46.00
Timbaktu Badi (Rural Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh) Anantapur District, AndhraPradesh Bangalore The sponsorship covers each students food, boarding, healthcare and educational needs.Contact Here $40.00 (Rs.2000)
Tomorrow's Foundation - Stars Kolkata, West Bengal Silicon Valley Educational and living expenses $20.00
WHY Delhi Canada towards school fees, hostel fees, books, etc.Contact Here CAD $25.00
Hope Charitable Trust - Ambattur Chennai, Tamil Nadu St. Louis Uniform clothes, colour dresses, groceries, medicines, furniture,A Van to transport special school children for treatments (First-Aid etc),Vocational training and other activities.Contact Here Rs.900/month

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