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Asha For Education - WorkAnHour - Please read - Your help makes a difference

 
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[If you are NOT interested please ignore this thread - no abuse please.]

[To Moderators: I maybe walking a thin line between MD and BA. If you think its BA, feel free to lock the thread and move it there. My intention is to get the attention of the folks in MD. Thanks for your consideration.]


Greetings from an Asha Volunteer!

On the eve of India�s 60th Year of Independence, we would like to request your Company to participate in India�s development. One of the key links to development is Education. Sadly, basic education has not received the focus it needs, and even today, many of India's children � over 50 million of them � are out of school. They have no access to basic education, have never read a book, and will continue living a life of poverty. A few of the problems they face are - not being able to travel long distances to reach a school; not having enough food to carry them through the day; and not being accepted in schools where they are of lower / other castes.

We invite you to join us this year between August 15th and September 5th � Teacher�s Day in India - to bring hope to these children, and make a difference in their lives. Visit www.workanhour.com and make a corporate donation. Work an Hour funds teacher's salaries, bridge programs, and mid-day meals that allow children much needed support for schooling.

Please consider a making a tax-deductible donation online at :
http://www.ashanet.org/workanhour/2006/?r=JavaRanch&a=81

About Asha: The spirit of Asha is to promote basic education of under-privilaged kids in India. Asha also tries to give 100% of the donations to the cause that it was donated for. Administrative costs are shared by the core volunteers. You can read all about it on the website.

Why Asha? Asha for Education is rated one of the top Charities. You can get details here.

Thanks for your support.
And Thanks for not abusing this thread in anyway.


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[ August 19, 2006: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]
 
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Happy Independence Day to India!

I went to the site and made a small donation, as a student I can't afford much. But helping youngsters toward a better future is a great cause.
 
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Personally I don't expect much maybe a $1 for each technical post I made in the past six years.

Just to provide some cost-of-living statistics so that people reading this message can make a good judgement on how much to donate -

A donation of about $10/- to $25/- supports he cost of school (books, tution, one meal etc) for one student for ONE MONTH. You can get information like this and more on the Asha For Education website here. One reason that I can give is that we tend NOT to use any part of the donation money for administrative costs. Hope this makes it easy for people to make their own judgement about what a small amount is and what a reasonable amout is. The only reason I am posting this is the hope that it will help people make their own judgements / decision.

Thanks for the donation.

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Just bring this upto the top....
With the number of Indian like names and India related discussions in this forum, I was hoping there would be more participation (at the very least some interest / discussion) on his thread.

I once again request folks to take a look and consider making a difference. If you have questions, please feel free to post or send me a note (madhav@javaranch.com).
Thanks.

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