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Asha Zurich c/o Mrs. Kirtimalini V Gadre Badenerstrasse 753 8048 Zurich Ph:+41 (0)77 448 98 30 Web : www.asha-zurich.ch Email: [email protected] Donate : UBS AG 206-259021.40Q ( IBAN : CH29 0020 6206 2590 2140 Q ). An Overview.
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Mission Statement: To catalyse socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children
What do we do? We raise funds around the world through cultural programmes and fundraisers to help support voluntary agencies in India that are directly involved in children's education. 100% of the contributions made to Asha directly go to education projects in India. We have no political or religious affiliations.
Vision of Asha: Asha hopes to continue playing an important role in the socioeconomic development of India. Asha's vision is outlined below:
• 2047: Universal Primary Education in India
• 2010: At least one project in every district of India
Asha-Zurich has been started by few a students and professionals from Zurich in 2002. The aim of the group is to mobilise the Indian and Swiss population to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grass-root level education projects in India.
Asha Zurich like all our other chapters worldwide is a zero-overhead organisation, which means that the entire amount that we collect as donations goes towards project funding.
Asha Zurich is currently sponsoring three projects in India.
Akshardeep - Pune, Maharashtra
Akshardeep is an alternative school programme initiated by Swadhar in June 1998. This project is specially meant for children in the age group of 6-12. They run 10 non formal education (NFE) classes in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal corporation (PCMC) area of Pune for the children of migrant labourers. Asha Zurich is funding the running of the 16 classes in PCMC area since 2003. Children Benefited: 314; Budget: 8500 CHF per year
Vishwamandal Sevashram - Dhule, Maharashtra
The objective of this project is the education of the children of the Bhil tribe in Dhule district, Maharashtra. Due to the isolation of the region, there are no functional government schools for the children to attend, thus the need for the 25 schools run under this project. Asha Zurich is funding this project since 2005.
Children Benefited: 250; Budget: 8000 CHF per year
Jananee and Ma - Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Jananee and Ma are day care centres for the children of labourers who are below poverty line. There are about 111 children between the age group 3-7 years and are provided with nutritional food, clothing, health care and basic education. Asha Zurich is funding this project since 2007
Children Benefited: 111; Budget: 8000 CHF per year
Completed Project: Vivekanada Ashram, Hoogly, West Bengal; Parivaar, Kolkata, West Bengal.