Goodreads Voice: Asha for Education

By Goodreads Staff | Published Oct 31, 2012 06:33PM

A classroom in Balia Village, West Bengal.

Taking its name from the Hindi word for "hope," Asha for Education provides opportunities for underprivileged children in India through a variety of educational programs. Projects range from basic school funding to buying supplies to engineering creative and effective curricula. The group operates in 24 out of 28 Indian states, and all Asha staff members act on an entirely unpaid, volunteer basis to ensure that 100 percent of the contributions can be funneled directly to the children in need.

The nonprofit has raised more than $25 million since it was founded at UC Berkeley in 1991, but there are still millions of children who need help. Asha's long-term goal is to establish universal primary education in India.



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message 1: by Nasser (new)

Nasser Asha taking its name from the Hindi word for "hope," Asha for Education provides opportunities for universal literacy.


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Ahmed Shaib We need copies of these book in nigeria.


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