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ASHA Fundraiser at Sports Basement, 9/30 at 1PM

From: Simran
Sent on: Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:55 PM

Hi All

Some of my teammates are doing fundraiser for ASHA, for children's education. Please make an effort to attend, as Sports Basement has the greatest sports gear.....you get 10% discount and Asha gets 10% from your purchase.

So, you get to shop, and help children...how much more fun this could be......

Here is the ASHA organization detail:

 

 

ASHA FOR EDUCATION FACTS LIST

What

Asha organization was brainchild of 3 UC Berkeley students; they conceived the idea that investing into children’s education would catalyse socioeconomic change. 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.

Why

Here were the objectives of the group:

  1. To provide education to underprivileged children in India.
  2. To encourage the formation of various local groups across the world to reach out to larger sections of the population.
  3. To support and cooperate with persons and groups already engaged in similar activities.
  4. To raise the required human and other resources to achieve the group objectives.
  5. To provide opportunities to individuals living outside India who wish to participate in Asha activities in India.
  6. To address, whenever possible, other issues affecting human life such as health care, environment, socio-economic aspects and women's issues.

When

In that summer of 1991, Asha was born at the University of California in Berkeley.

Where

There are over 66 Asha chapters worldwide: 45 in the US, 14 in India, and 7 in Europe, Singapore and Australia.

How

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. In the process, we also promote Indian culture over here.

Some Asha chapters also work towards raising awareness in appropriate forums about various issues affecting the people of India. This awareness-raising is accomplished by organizing discussion series, invited talks and study groups. Asha also acts as a network for various grass-roots workers and volunteers and non-governmental organizations.

Thanks,

Simi

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