Asha foundation is an NGO based in the cities of Surat and Anand in the state of Gujarat in western India. Asha has a young and enthusiastic team of volunteers and some full-time teachers and professionals led by Mr. Shalin Pandit. The cohesive group is committed to making education the path to creating a vibrant social community.
It wants to be a promoting and change agent for education for the tribal, rural and urban poor. Asha believes that given the right education and right guidance the lower-most class can also pull itself up to a successful life. Asha has divided its intended work into two Phases.
Phase I includes establishing the infrastructural facilities as well as creating the network of fund-raisers required to fulfil the Phase II Adopt the currently ailing NGO “Pathashala” and open 6 more education centres for the urban poor in the cities of Surat & Anand. These education centres will be providing coaching for Std. IV to XII. Special focus on X & XII. These facilities are for the under- privileged
Phase I also includes short-listing the 125 villages where Asha will be opening its own centres in Phase II Phase I will also provide job-oriented computer education and skills to 150 youth from the urban slums and work towards their placement for jobs. 5 Self-Help groups will be started in tribal villages close to the city of Surat with a direct support of 1500 USD
To put the Phase I of Asha’s vision in to reality, it currently needs a funding of 50,000 USD It has decided to raise the same through crowd-funding and asking the general public of small contributions. Crowd-funding will enable us to make meaningful associations with the general public as well take in suggestions and ideas from a large audience
Once you contribute, you will be automatically subscribed to our quarterly digital magazine that shows our various events, general students achievements and other pictures and photographs. Also, a year-book of Asha will be sent to your home address. And a picture of yours will be put of on our to be created contributor’s wall which will be put up in the new office & head centre.
If your contribution is 50 USD or greater, we will send you a special gift prepared by the participants from one the SHG supported villages.-- “your simple contribution of 10 USD can help us educate and empower a child to build his/her future”
Since I am running this campaign on a personal level to solicit international contributions and support mainly, you can use paypal to send us your contributions. Please use the email email@example.com to send us the contributions. All contributions will receive an electronic receipt for the contribution. Also, email us your name and address to enable us send you the yearly-handbook.
Please contact me directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org If you like the slow mail, 102, Creators Camp, Opp. St. Xaviers School, Ghod Dod Road, Surat – 395001. Gujarat (India)