Asha’s History

Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of basic education in India. Asha, which means hope in many Indian dialects, was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and has since grown to over 65 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia and India. Each of these chapters raises funds to support various education-related projects in India.

Since its inception, Asha has partnered with more than 800+ NGOs from across 24 states in India and has disbursed in excess of $25 million. In 2012 alone, Asha has disbursed $2+ million and has supported the education of 250,000+ kids in India directly and many hundreds of thousands more indirectly.

Asha Redland’s Story

Asha at Redlands, California, was started in July 1999. Its members consist of professionals in Redlands in Southern California area. The aim of the group has been to mobilize the local community to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grassroots level educational programs in India. We specifically target programs for basic education for under-privileged children in India.

Asha-Redlands is a non-profit voluntary organization. We are not
affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

The aim of the group is to generate awareness amongst the local community in-order to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grassroots educational movements in India. Members of Asha Chapter not only help provide financial assistance to the projects, but also attempt to maintain a close contact and personal involvement with the organizations and projects in India year-round.