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32 million of India's children never attended a school before Covid-19. With the pandemic, the number of out-of-school children is likely to double.
This Giving Week, join Asha for Education to support the education of underprivileged children in India. Asha for Education works with several grassroots organizations who have stepped up to ensure the kids stay safe, healthy, and continue learning during the lockdown.
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2020 So Far | 2.55 million USD disbursed | 23 states in India reached | 193,232 children benefitted
COVID Relief Programs
INR 1.49 cr disbursed
16 states reached
15,241 families provided with dry ration
Cyclone Amphan Relief and Rehabilitation
245K USD disbursed
6200 families provided with relief supplies.
25 rehabilitation projects initiated
Assam Floods Relief and Rehabilitation
INR 14.52 lakhs disbursed
200+ families provided with relief supplies and supported to build houses
Education during COVID - Featured Projects:
"Mini Schools" during COVID
Asha for Education's partnering non-profits in India has adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic. By operating mini schools, children can learn safely via classes held in outdoor locations. The classes are small and typically comprise of children and teachers residing within the same hamlet. There is a great emphasis on hygiene, and all attendees are required to wear masks and sanitize their hands at regular intervals. More info can be found here.
Improved access to basic necessities
Asha Silicon Valley has approved funding for the setup of a sanitary napkin manufacturing unit in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, to manufacture and distribute free sanitary pads to adolescent girls in the districts of Bhilai and Durg in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Meal programs to reduce malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh, India
With the dual goal that combines tackling the most important challenges children face in the interior rural areas of Madhya Pradesh - malnutrition and education, Asha Silicon Valley partners with Parivaar to provide nutritious meals to children enabling them to learn better. More details here: bit.ly/pariasha
Improving the quality of education for Musahar children in Bihar
By funding the operation of special coaching classes in the Jamui district of Bihar, Asha Silicon Valley is helping reduce school dropouts among scheduled caste communities.
Child-Friendly Spaces to reduce school dropouts during the post-flood season in Assam
Asha Silicon Valley is funding the setup of two child-friendly spaces meant to serve as temporary classrooms immediately after floods in Assam's flood-prone districts. This will help ensure that education is not disrupted for children affected by natural disasters and can continue being taught while their classrooms undergo repair.