Asha for Education (AfE) is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with 50+ chapters world-wide, whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children. The Danbury Chapter of Asha for Education was launched on August 15, 2010.
Asha Danbury’s vision is multi-fold:
• Offer a platform in Western CT to those who wish to support the mission of Asha for Education
• Raise required human and other resources to provide education to underprivileged children in India. Address, where possible, issues affecting human life such as health care, women’s issues and other socio-economic aspects
• Engage with other nonprofit organizations in Greater Danbury area in a volunteering capacity and participate in events
BRINGING HOPE THROUGH EDUCATION: Events, 2019
Run to Educate: August
Asha Idol: September
Night of Hope: November
Holiday Toy Drive: December
Our work in India:
Asha Danbury is currently providing educational support to 6 schools. Students belong to underprivileged communities, with a significant number having hearing, physical or mental disabilities. While the needs within each project vary, on an average across all projects, $1 keeps a child in school for 2 days. We make this possible as we are a 100% volunteer driven organization sending >96% of donated amount to project sites.
Our work in Greater Danbury, CT:
Our volunteers have supported CT Invention Convention by mentoring students in Danbury schools and serving as judges. Our Junior Asha groups of Brookfield and Ridgefield have read books in classrooms, organized toy drive to bring holiday cheer to needy kids in the community, and have participated in walks and events to support the mission of local nonprofit organizations.
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Rating from Charity Navigator
For 3 consecutive years, (2015-18), AfE is among 1% of 10000+ nonprofit organizations that have been rated by Charity Navigator to receive Full score 4-star rating (exceeding industry standards) for transparency, accountability and financial responsibility.