Jahnavi Gopavaram & Vijayram Kistampalli

We love exploring outdoors and feel fortunate to be living in Pacific North West which has so much to offer.

This is our first time venturing into mountaineering and are planning to climb Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak in 2020 (two out of five active volcanoes in Washington state) and would eventually like to climb all five.

Why are we doing this?

We firmly believe that what we are today is because of the education we received and every child deserves the right to education ūüôā

There is nothing more gratifying than helping others while doing something you love. So, we committed to climb mountains and raise funds for a good cause.

Why Asha?

Asha for Education is among the top 1% of nonprofits in the USA which are rated 4-on-4 stars and received a perfect score of 100 on Charity Navigator. Asha operates with very minimal overhead. 97% of your donations go to benefit the education of underprivileged children in India.

Education in India comes with a lot of diverse issues. The problems in this sector esp. in under-served communities need local solutions. Asha for Education works closely with multiple grass-root level projects in India striving to bring a change in the local communities. The projects include

  • home and education for orphaned children
  • improving the quality of education in government schools using innovative teaching-learning methods including technology
  • care and education for children rescued from or at-risk of child trafficking and mor

How can you help?

Asha’s volunteers and projects need our support now more than ever to continue to help people in need.

  • For 9 $ – You are providing school supplies, supplementary meals, medical check-ups and clothes for a child for 1 month.
  • For 20$ – You are providing educational and living expenses for a child for 1 month.
  • For 40$ – You are providing dry rations for a family of 4 for 1 month.
  • For 60$ – You are providing food, education support and boarding expenses in a home for 1 child.

No amount is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated.


COVID-19 Relief Efforts

In this time of unprecedented crisis, our volunteers on the ground, at great risk to themselves,  are taking enormous efforts to help the needy. Some of these include:

  1. Our volunteers in Varanasi are distributing survival essentials to hundreds of families under lockdown! They also ensure the government schemes reach the most rural communities.
  2.  250+ families belonging to the Musahar, Dalit and other backward communities in Nagepur, Uttar Pradesh were provided with essential supplies for one month.
  3.  300+ underprivileged communities in Bhilai, Chattisgarh were provided with dry ration and several people who were on the road walking to their villages were provided with meals.
  4.  100+ families mostly comprising of daily wage laborers, transgender communities in Tirlokpuri, Delhi who do not have a ration card were provided with dry ration for 1 month.
  5. 500+ families of migrant laborers in Kanpur were provided with dry ration for a month.

About Asha for Education:

Asha for Education is among the top 1% of nonprofits in the USA which are rated 4-on-4 stars and received a perfect score of 100 on Charity Navigator. Asha operates with very minimal overhead. 97% of your donations go to benefit the education of underprivileged children in India.

Education in India comes with a lot of diverse issues. The problems in this sector esp in under-served communities need local solutions. Asha for Education works closely with multiple grass-root level projects in India striving to bring a change in the local communities. The projects include

  • home and education for orphaned children
  • improving the quality of education in government schools using innovative teaching-learning methods incl technology
  • support for the education of special needs children
  • care and education for children rescued from or at-risk of child trafficking

and more.

How can you help?

Our volunteers and projects need our support now more than ever to continue to help these families. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THOSE IN DESPERATE NEED: An amount of 40$ ‚Äď will help provide dry ration for a family of 4 for 1 month.

  • Credit Card:¬†Please click the ‚ÄėDonate‚Äô button on this page
  • Check:¬†Please write the check, in favor of¬†‚ÄúAsha For Education‚Ä̬†and mention¬†2020 Climbing, Seattle¬†in the memo field. Please send the check directly to:Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter,
    PO Box 398080
    San Francisco, CA 94139 ‚Äď 8080and drop me an email

Company Matching: You can double the impact of your donation by getting it matched from your company. Most of the companies match donations by employees to Asha for Education. Please check with your company and let us know. Asha will then contact your company. All donations are 100% tax-deductible (Tax Id 770 45 9884).

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1020 USD Raised
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Contact Us

For checks/donations:
Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter,
PO Box 398080
San Francisco, CA 94139 – 8080

For General communication:
Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter, PO Box 2407, Redmond, WA 98073-2407
Phone: 214-354-3101

Tax Status

Asha for Education is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
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