In the summer of 1991, at University of California Berkeley three students VJP Srivatsahoy, Sandeep Pandey and Deepak Gupta decided to setup an action group to concentrate on providing basic education to children in India
Asha means Hope in many Indian languages
66 chapters worldwide and over 1000 active volunteers
More than 410 projects supported so far
Over 10 million dollars disbursed till now
The Madison Chapter was formed by the merger of Tarang with Asha in 1994. We have supported 12 projects so far and disbursed nearly $50000.
What you can do?
Gnanodaya Hope for children of Leprosy Affected People
Severe discrimination throws these children out of mainstream and affords them few educational opportunities
In collaboration with Asha Austin, we disbursed $10000 to St. John’s Leprosy Patients Association for operating expenses for the school.
The School provides free education, lunch and books to 203 students, runs till X standard
Prajnalaya Academic and Vocational training for the poor and needy
Provides formal education and vocational training to over 180 students
Also teaches them organic farming and restores native culture
Collaborations with chapters in Austin, Berkeley, Dallas and Atlanta
Sangamam Regenerating the lives of the disadvantaged
Thiruvallur is one of the poorest villages in Tamil Nadu
We have disbursed $20000 to aid Asha Chennai’s efforts
Over 8 schools were founded and the project focusses on improving government schools and emphasizes activity based learning
Udhyan Shalini Fellowship Regenerating the lives of the disadvantaged
This fellowship helps disadvantaged girls who need monetary help and guidance
We provide monetary support for 10 girls through Udhyan Care
Empowerment of rural children and youth in Karnataka with a special emphasis on the most marginalized
Give working children a chance to continue their education
Address effects of rural to urban migration (on child and human rights; child labour, alcoholism, poverty, child marriages) through integrating enhanced awareness of rights, political entitlements and community strengths with Increased livelihood capacities
Provide professional education that comprises both vocational and academic components to enable them to be economically stable, innovative, enterprising and productive
Proposal under review
To identify poor mentally challenged children and develop them to carry out their basic personal needs.
To train in special vocational skills so that they contribute to the family who consider them a burden.
The curriculum includes training in toileting, grooming, eating (ADL), vocational skills like weaving, tailoring, block printing, arts & crafts work, greeting cards etc.
Status : We are awaiting for a proposal from the organization
A community based organization with an objective of holistic and inclusive rural development.
Lack of primary health care facilities and sanitation
Very high school drop out rates
Lack of around-the-year employment opportunities
Plans for Education, Agriculture, Community development, Healthcare and working with government
Project aims to help poor children realize their dreams by offering educational scholarships
Support children of cottage industries or low income laborers with no financial support for higher education
The program works with the schools directly to identify potential students for scholarship and supports them through the program for the duration of their study.
In 2008 they have funded 8 students amounting to $5000 in scholarships for their education.
An Eegan Scholar
The Year Ahead
Goals and Agenda
India Quiz for kids
Painting for Asha
Crazylegs 5K run
Mentor a child program
Asha Mela Arts showcase with IGSA
Sports Fest – Volleyball, Table Tennis and Badminton