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Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of basic education in India. Asha, which means hope in many Indian dialects, was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and has since grown to over 50 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia and India. Each of these chapters raises funds to support various education-related projects in India.
Since its inception, Asha has partnered with more than 800+ NGOs from across 24 states in India and has disbursed in excess of $32 million. In 2014 alone, Asha has disbursed $2.85 million and has supported the education of 250,000+ kids in India directly and many hundreds of thousands more indirectly.
Asha Chaptername’s StoryAsha Delaware was reborn in July 2014 when an inspired group of students from the University of Delaware who understood the importance of the education that they had benefitted from, sought to provide opportunities for the same to the underprivileged. Today, in its second year of revival, we have already expanded our presence and membership of volunteers from a dedicated community at Newark, Delaware. We at Asha Delaware are a convivial group of individuals, working toward a common goal of educating the underprivileged.
Our aim is to generate awareness amongst the local community in-order to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grassroots educational movements in India. Every year, we bring together the community with fun-filled and colorful events, and in doing so generate funds to support several education projects. Members of Asha Delaware not only help provide financial assistance to the projects, but also attempt to maintain a close contact and personal involvement with the organizations and projects in India year-round.
To maximize the chapter’s outreach, we select diverse education related projects from various parts of India including rural education, education of girl children, vocational training and non-formal education, education and support for physically/mentally challenged children as well as teacher training programs. We at Asha Delaware work closely with other Asha chapters to ensure quality support is provided to educational efforts in India.