What’s this about?
Support a Child is an Asha Austin’s fundraiser. Each year, people from around the world come together in a demonstration of great human spirit, to help educate underprivileged children in India. Support a Child presents select projects that are run by grassroots non-profits in India. These projects, with the support of your donation, strive to bring a positive change in the lives of thousands of children.
Gramin Shiksha Kendra
Gramin Shiksha Kendra: Girirajpura School, an alternative education school, in rural Rajasthan, India, with ~100 children, setup with the help of Asha-Austin in 2015. Asha-Austin supports the operational expenses of the school by contributing ~20k USD annually, towards teacher salaries, and teaching and learning material. Further, Asha-Austin helped construct a classroom in 2016-17.
Khushboo Welfare Society
Khushboo Welfare Society, a school for children with mental and multiple disabilities, with ~100 children, in Gurgaon, India. Asha-Austin is currently supporting their new initiatives program, since 2016, by contributing ~20k USD annually which funds salaries of a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, arts teacher, music teacher, dance teacher, computer teacher, yoga teacher and pottery instructor.
support A child for one year
The amounts suggested below support one child’s needs per project for 2018. We do accept company matching!
For any questions regarding our projects above, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Frequenty asked questions
Asha Austin, a chapter of Asha for Education, is a completely volunteer driven organization, comprising of dedicated individuals from Austin, striving to make a difference to the society. We believe that education is one of the primary factors in shaping a child’s future and by extension, the future of the entire country.
Since 1997, as a chapter, Asha Austin chapter has disbursed 802k USD to over 18 projects and 3 fellowships across India. Since Jan 2018, we have disbursed 24k USD impacting the education of ~400 children in 3 projects and 1 fellowship across 4 states. Read more about our impact at the below links.