Asha for Education took roots in 1991 when a group of students including Deepak Gupta, Sandeep Pandey, and VJP Srivatsavoy from the University of Berkeley, CA got together and discussed ways to bring about a socio-economic change in India. The group was formed with a belief that education is a requisite to bring about the much needed socio economic change in India. It was named ‘Asha’, meaning ‘hope’. Since then, Asha for Education has grown via its chapters, and today has more than 50 chapters worldwide.
Since its inception, Asha for Education 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 for Education disbursed $2.85 million and has supported the education of 250,000+ kids in India directly and many hundreds of thousands more indirectly.
Asha for Education is a 100% volunteer driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the US. All donations are tax deductible, and we send >96% of donations to our projects.
For a 2nd consecutive year, in Sep 2017, Asha for Education received a 4-star rating (exceeding industry standards) from Charity Navigator with a full score of 100 for accountability, transparency, and financial responsibility.
We thank all attendees, donors, sponsors, and in-kind donors in 2017 for directly contributing to a successful fundraising year at Asha Danbury!
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NIGHT OF HOPE, December 8th 2018