We are Aparna & Rahul, volunteers for Asha. Aparna is involved in Asha as a project Steward. Rahul is one of the coordinators of the TeamAsha Biking program in Seattle, WA and has been biking to raise funds for Asha.
This year Rahul has taken up a new challenge – “Mountaineering” and getting ready to Climb Mt. Baker in Washington State!
Asha for Education began as an effort to provide basic education to underprivileged children throughout India.
Today that effort has grown beyond mere basics to provide a better foundation for local communities to combat the perils of illiteracy, poverty and exploitation. Asha has touched the lives of thousands of children, and their families, providing them with tools and means of empowerment.
Over the years, our engagement with Asha has grown from incidental contributions to a firm commitment.
Through our multiple visits to Asha sponsored projects during our India visits, we have personally witnessed the transformations that the projects we support provide to the beneficiaries.
We feel deeply thankful to be a part of such an amazing effort that can bring a day and night difference to children’s lives.
The projects we have primary involvement with are –
“India Sponsorship Committee” in Pune,
“Vigyan Ashram” in Pabal,
Why Asha for Education?
Asha is a “minimal overhead” organization, driven by volunteers (including the administrative expenses) ensuring that more than 95% of your donations are sent to our partner groups in India. Asha for Education has consistently secured a 100% rating on Charity Navigator, a well-established database that evaluates non-profit organizations on the basis of transparency, accountability and financial parameters.
We are fortunate to be able to contribute to these efforts, and now we invite you to do the same! We’re asking you to sponsor Rahul’s Climb with whatever contribution you can make. Every Dollar and Penny counts. All donations are tax deductible, and the organization is registered with many corporate employers for donation-matching programs. In addition, we promise to match your donations, dollar-to-a-dollar. Together, we can double the impact of your donations! Any contribution you make will help achieve our fundraising goal of $1000 and go a long mile in bringing smiles, education, well-being and awareness to children and their communities.