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Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of basic education in India. Asha, which means hope in many Indian dialects, was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and has since grown to over 50 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia and India. Each of these chapters raises funds to support various education-related projects in India.
Since its inception, Asha 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 has disbursed $2.85 million and has supported the education of 250,000+ kids in India directly and many hundreds of thousands more indirectly.
Asha Princeton’s StoryAsha Princeton was was started in August 1998. Its members consist of students and professionals in the northern and central New Jersey area. The aim of the group has been to mobilize the substantial local Indian community to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grassroots level educational movements in India. We specifically target programs for basic education for under-privileged children in India. Asha-Princeton is a non-profit voluntary organization. The group only supports apolitical and secular organizations.
Find out about our regular meetings, where we examine project proposals, decide on their funding, evaluate the progress of projects, and also discuss fund-raising, events, publicity and other issues.