Pritam Kokate


An year back when I moved to Austin I was looking at getting involved in volunteer activities.

Seriously, when you look around you find more than 100’s of activities where in you can make a difference and every organization strives to make a difference in itself.

Education is something, I was always fortunate to get as a kid.

While some of you know me well, how much I endured that opportunity and made the most out of it…;)

When I look back and remember my school days it was all about having fun with friends …share the laughs .. and then the night outs spent while completing a project or be it studying for some test. 

After a short phase of crazy determination.. back again was the “enjoy your life at the fullest” phase..

Overall you would notice the pattern of enjoying was pretty prominent during my school days. I’m sure that was the case with most of you.

On the other hand, I gave a thought towards rural India where getting an education is considered secondary. It was hard to imagine a life if a child is disabled and not able to help his/her parents.

Asha for education supports a noble cause by providing education and other means to kids from rural villages in India. There are several projects that Asha-Austin supports. one of which caught my attention is Asha Deepa school for blind. Members of Asha paid a surprise visit to the school itself and reported the school condition and how the kids were benefited by the donations.

As a coordinator for team Asha, I wanted to get as involved as I could in this generous cause by raising money towards this and many other projects that Asha-Austin supports.

So here I’m.. requesting you to help me reach my goal of raising $750 so that kids who are not as fortunate as us will get education and other means of living. Let us try and make a difference together.

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Thanks so much for your help. Team Asha-Austin is grateful to your donation.