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Asha for Education

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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International Development, International Relief, Literacy

Mission: Asha for Education(TM) is an organization dedicated to the support of education for underprivileged children in India.  Asha volunteers believe that education is a critical requisite and an effective catalyst for social and economic change in India. Each Asha chapter raises funds to support various education-related projects in India. In 2004, Asha chapters disbursed $1.4M to over 150 projects all over India. Besides fundraising, Asha also acts as a network for various grass-roots workers and volunteers and non-governmental organizations.

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Rating: 5

I have known about Asha for Education for almost seven years now.. The first time I heard about AfE was through my school friend who was taking a break from her work in the US to return and volunteer her time at a grass-roots level educational project in South India. I could not imagine how a volunteer could do so much for Asha! And then I got to know that all the work at Asha was done through volunteers. And that is the secret behind the "less than 2%" administrative expenses for the entire Asha program. I was so amazed that I decided to support AfE myself someday. And I have been doing that the past two years raising funds for some of the educational projects in India. I have got to work with some of the best people and in an organization that is so transparent and structured. I have had a chance to attend some of the chapter meetings where anyone and everyone can review the projects for the day and provide their own valuable inputs and guidance, at the level of involvement they desire. All in all, I think AfE is, any day, one of the top destinations for my volunteer efforts, time and money.