Asha for Education                        (Show #17, April 2009)

  • Sabita Balachandran, nation-wide President (USA)
  • Anand Raghavan, former nation-wide President (USA)

Asha's mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India
through education of underprivileged children. With 66 chapters,
and a wide range of volunteers around the world, Asha has
raised $21 million, and disbursed more than $16 million to
different projects. Clearly identifying, researching, owning,
funding, and sustaining projects has formed the core of Asha's
activities till now. Asha raises funds for its projects in a number
of ways: individual donations, corporate donations, sale of
merchandise (T-shirts, calendars, mugs, greeting cards, etc.),
fundraising dinners, Indian classical music and dance concerts,
popular music concerts and many others.

Asha was founded by three Berkeley students in 1991:
Late V.P.
Srivatsavoy, Sandeep Pandey, and Deepak Gupta.
Chai with Manjula
...a show about giving
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