Asha for Education
Asha Stanford is a non-profit organization and also an active Student Group at Stanford University. It is a completely volunteer driven organization, comprising of dedicated individuals from Stanford University and the Bay Area, striving to make a difference to the society. We believe that education is one of the primary factors in shaping a child’s future and by extension, future of the entire country.
Asha Stanford works towards promoting the education of underprivileged children in India by providing financial assistance and support to the NGOs focused on education projects. Volunteers of Asha work closely with the project partners in India, while locally organizing fundraisers and community awareness events. Asha Holi, a popular event in the Bay Area, is Asha Stanford’s primary fundraiser, which directly helps support several education projects in India. Holi started in 1999, as a small 300 people event on Stanford Campus, which has grown to a 10,000+ people event today with continual efforts of its volunteers and the support of Stanford University.
Learn more by joining us at our meetings
Time: Every Monday, starting at 7:30pm
Venue: Bogota Room, Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA
Join our mailing lists to get Asha updates
asha-stanford-members – Moderated (~2-3/week), meeting agenda/minutes and small events such as our Samosa/Chai breaks are announced here!
asha-stanford-events – Moderated (~1-2/quarter), large fundraisers such as Holi are announced here.
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To keep up with latest events around Stanford:
- The 3rd iteration of Asha Stanford’s Innovation in Education contest has started and we are soliciting new applications for this year’s cycle. More details here.
Rights and Entitlements in National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)Join us for a talk about the NGREGS by P S Ajay Kumar. Monday, June 8th, 7:30 pm at the GCC (750 Escondido Road, Stanford.)