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Asha for Education (AfE) is a fully volunteer run (zero employee) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children.
For 4 consecutive years (2014-17), AfE is among 1% of 10000+ nonprofit organizations rated by Charity Navigator and received Full score of 100 with a 4-star rating (exceeding industry standards) for transparency, accountability and financial responsibility.
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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
SUPPORT 1 OF 17 UNITED NATION’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
Goal #1: End Poverty in all its forms everywhere!
“The decline of global extreme poverty continues, but has slowed. The deceleration indicates that the world is not on track to achieve the target of less than 3 per cent of the world living in extreme poverty by 2030. People who continue to live in extreme poverty face deep, entrenched deprivation often exacerbated by violent conflicts and vulnerability to disasters. Strong social protection systems and government spending on key services often help those left behind get back on their feet and escape poverty, but these services need to be brought to scale.”
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.
# of children impacted in 2018-19: 800
In Greater Danbury, CT:
Asha Danbury has provided support to 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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