Asha for Education is a non-profit secular organization dedicated to changein India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.

In keepingwith this focus, our volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them.

The objectives of this group are:

  1. To provide education to underprivileged children in India.
  2. To encourage the formation of various local groups across the world to reach out to larger sections of the population.
  3. To support and cooperate with persons and groups already engaged in similar activities.
  4. To raise the required human and other resources to achieve the group objectives.
  5. To provide opportunities to individuals living outside India who wish to participate in Asha activities in India.
  6. Toaddress, whenever possible, other issues affecting human life such as health care, environment, socio-economic aspects and women's issues.

Culturally sensitive, secular and committed to community-based interventions, Asha Boston/MIT is currently funding projects for tribal children inJharhkand and contributing the literacy of low-caste children in Gujarat, among other ongoing projects. The experience of helping underprivileged communities help themselves has engendered a sense of community among the chapter's volunteers as well. In addition to strategy meetings, Asha MIT/Boston volunteers coordinate socials, fundraising drives and visits from leaders in education in India.

Read an article written by long-time Asha Boston/MIT volunteer Melliyal Annamalai about the plight of India's youth in their fight for basic education here.