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Support A Child

By Devyani Sirur

Asha-Austin, the Austin chapter of Asha for Education, is launching its Support a child (SAC) 2019 program for the academic year 2019-20 for two of its flagship projects, “Gramin Shiksha Kendra (GSK) - Girirajpura” and “Khushboo Welfare Society (KWS)”.

Through Support a Child program, donors give the gift of education to an underprivileged child in India for as little as 20 USD a month.

The two projects have been carefully selected and continuously monitored by experienced volunteers in Austin with all discussion notes available online for maximum transparency to donors.

Gramin Shiksha Kendra - Girirajpura, is an alternative education school that provides quality primary education to children of disadvantaged communities displaced from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to Girirajpura village in Rajasthan, India.

With no government school in the vicinity, the school was started in 2015 by Asha Austin with 2 Teachers teaching about 40 kids.

Since then the school has grown to 6 teachers teaching about 100 children upto grade 6.

Asha-Austin volunteers are seeking donors who can support a child’s education at this school for as little as 20 USD per month or 240 USD annually.

Your donation will fund salaries of teachers and support the cost of teaching and learning material for the children in the school.

Khushboo Welfare Society, is a special needs school for children with mental and multiple disabilities, with about 100 children, in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Many of the children who come to this school are also economically disadvantaged.

The special needs children are not only taught life skills through a personalized program but are also given therapy in various forms.

We have seen that children have greatly benefited through periodic therapy sessions at the school.

Asha-Austin is seeking donations of 25 USD per month, or 300 USD annually for each child for 2019-20 academic year.

Your donation will fund salaries of teachers / therapists -- physiotherapist, occupational therapist, arts teacher, music teacher, dance teacher, computer teacher, yoga teacher and pottery instructor.

Asha for Education is a registered 501c(3) charity in the US and a 100% volunteer-driven with a mission to bring about socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children.

Asha has received a 4-star rating for seven consecutive years since 2012 for being a low-overhead, transparent and accountable organization, by Charity Navigator (an independent non-profit that evaluates various charities to help donors make an informed decision).

Importantly, it means your donation has a big impact on children, teachers and schools who need our help, support and motivation.

There are around 100 child sponsorship opportunities for each project.

We request donors to consider supporting a child’s education for a full academic year to have a meaningful impact.

While donating ask your employer about their corporate matching policy.

Many companies match employee donations 1:1 and some do even more.

So, come enrich the life of an underprivileged child by giving the gift of education!

No amount of donation is small, and in fact, small drops of water make an ocean.

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