Soniya Khoja

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child

Every mountain I have climbed, I have walked away with something so much valuable: a sense of strength, accomplishment, inspiration and confidence!!

Back in India while growing up I didn’t have any foundation of an outdoor.  I started hiking for stress relief. Getting into nature offered me a way to find silence and clarity and it is the best remedy to unclog the mind of unnecessary and focus on bigger picture. There is no greater feeling than hiking a mountain and making it to the top. The rewards were so great that I decided to make this a bigger goal and put my energy and resources into something more meaningfully. Here I am, talking about one of my biggest commitment of year 2020. I am climbing Kilimanjaro to support Asha for Education. I know it is most challenging journey to the summit and I have never hiked this high before but I am sure I will get to the top of this and come out stronger, a better version of myself.

True that “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary”

Why Asha? 

Support the Mission

TO CATALYZE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHANGE IN INDIA THROUGH THE EDUCATION OF UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN.

Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of basic education in rural and economically poor-areas and, to provide financial assistance to grassroots educational movements in India. It is a “minimal overhead” organization, driven by volunteers (including the administrative expenses) ensuring that more than 95% of the donations are sent to our partner groups in India and put in good use. 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.

With Asha, I want to support the young kids in India who have big dreams like you and me but lack the means to fulfill them. They need our help to bring their dreams to life. Please help me in this noble cause and help those kids grow in better self.  Any amount no matter how small helps to provide a brighter future for someone in need.. All donations are tax deductible, and the organization is registered with many corporate employers for donation matching programs. With your donation please add the following comment – “Team Asha Climber 2020 – Soniya Khoja”. Thank you so much for your support!

1000 USD Target
200 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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