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If you have a moment, please read the Summary below: it will hardly take a minute.
If you have a few moments, please go through the entire page.
If you have several moments, do click on the hyperlinks and take a look at details of the project Itisha (my wife) and I are supporting; and other initiatives of Asha for Education.
I am training to run the Austin half marathon as part of Team Asha to raise funds for a school for the children of migrant laborers in an urban slum in India.
The goal is to raise at least $100/mile to raise a total of $1310. More is good! Much more is much good!
To give perspective on what $100 can do for this school: it can fund the education of two children in for a year.
Also, once you’ve decided on the amount you want to contribute, I would request you to check whether your employer has a Corporate Matching program. Several companies have this program, and it’s a fantastic way to obtain relatively easy money for a great cause. Here’s an easy place to find out if your company matches donations.
What is Asha For Education?
Asha for Education is a not-for-profit organization that strives to tear the socioeconomic web that holds the underprivileged from scaling. Please take a look at the following link to get a sense of Asha and its projects: https://www.ashanet.org/austin .
To demonstrate a sense of commitment to the cause.
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What is the project about?
This project is called the Humana’s School for Children. It is located in the Sahibabad Industrial Area near Delhi in India; and is run by the Indian wing of an international implementation organization called Humana People to People.
The primary goal of this school is to provide basic education to the children of migrant laborers and then mainstream them into local government or private schools.
This school serves a community of very poor migrant laborers whose children do not have access to schools. This section of the population is often neglected because the city folks don’t sympathize with their cause. Further, since these migrants are technically not residents of the city, they are not serviced properly by the government schools either.
The teachers-cum-community mobilizers of this school try to get the children excited about attending school. They take care of the children’s basic health needs and also interact with the larger community to promote healthy living practices.
Through these schools, Humana not only imparts education but also assists the families in their rehabilitation in the city by getting them resident cards, etc. After bringing the children up to speed, they then encourage them to get admitted to government schools.