Asha Washington DC DC chapter: Asha for Education. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:31:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DC is a full ASHA Chapter now Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:38:56 +0000 We are very excited to let you know that in 2016, we revitalized DC chapter after a long time.

Now DC is a full ASHA Chapter. We have been supporting 3 projects in India.

We accomplished a lot in the past couple of year. And we have a long agenda to work on.

Please come and join us so we all together can do something to promote education for children in India.

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As we move forward… Sat, 14 May 2016 19:16:20 +0000 This has been a good week for Asha’s DC chapter and our funding efforts.

We kickstarted our Team Asha DC program and our participation in Marathon Charity Cooperation’s summer training program. We also approved Rs. 6.5 Lakhs (Lacs) to the Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti’s (JBVS) Lodhar School Project. The K-8 school, run by JBVS and supported by Asha DC and other charitable groups, is located in Lodhar Village near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Established in 1996, Swami Vivekanand Vidyalaya (as the school is formally known) has successfully educated hundreds of children from Lodhar and other neighboring villages. Currently, 291 students are enrolled in the school, and are receiving quality education and opportunities to grow in confidence and self-reliance.

Team Asha DC is looking for more runners and other volunteers to join the program, so that we can raise more funds and continue to support projects such as JBVS-Lodhar School. Are you interested in running and volunteering with Asha DC, and helping us meet our funding goals? Please check out our Team Asha DC webpage to learn more about the program and to support it.

As always, we appreciate your support! You are helping us bring Asha (hope) to an entire generation of first-time school-goers in India through education.

Thank you!
Rashi Jain

Asha-DC Coordinator

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Starting a New Chapter in Asha DC’s life Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:37:32 +0000 Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 9.21.51 PMāśā is a Sanskrit word. It means hope.

Asha for Education was born out of hope when, in 1991, a group of students at the University of California in Berkeley, got together. These students began to think about ways in which they could play a role in the development of India, the country of their origin. These young people shared the belief that education is a critical requisite and an effective catalyst for social and economic change in India. Basic education became the agenda for the action group that emerged from this gathering. The group was named Asha to represent the hope that had brought these individuals together and the hope that they aimed to bring into the lives of children in India.

Asha for Education has grown from those humble beginnings to a large internationally-recognized non-profit organization with more than 65 chapters around the world. All of these chapters are run entirely by volunteers. Sometimes, some chapters go dormant as core volunteers move away, but then as new volunteers step in, the chapter gets revived with new energy and purpose.

Asha DC is one such chapter. As we put together our efforts to not just revive the Asha DC chapter, but to make it thrive again, we invite you to join our efforts. Get involved! Volunteer with us! Run with us! Donate to educate underprivileged children in India!

Become a part of something good, something greater than one person; be a part of Asha DC.

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