Asha for Education was started in the summer of 1991 by a few students at the University of California, Berkeley. These young students shared the belief that education is a critical requisite and an effective catalyst for social and economic change in India. The group was called ‘Asha’ to represent the hope that they envisioned bringing into the lives of children in India. In keeping with this focus, to this day, Asha volunteers get involved with and support projects that have are education-oriented.
Asha Atlanta was started in 2006 at the Georgia Tech campus. It is a completely volunteer driven organization, comprised of dedicated individuals from Georgia Tech and the greater Atlanta area. We believe that a strong proponent for true socio-economic change is through education and employment of youth. To this effect, Asha Atlanta supports a number of projects that focus on improving the quality of basic education in Indian government schools to ensure student retention in higher education and minimize high school dropouts. The programs supported also include emotional and empowerment counseling and vocational training.