I am preparing for the Frankfurt marathon next weekend (26th Oct., 2014) – I’ll be running for a cause and I need your help to raise funds for the Concern for Humanity project in South Delhi, which operates learning centers in the slums of South Delhi (India). These centers offer remedial learning classes for the children, who drop out of school as their parents migrate in search of work.
This is going to be my very first such run and I’ll be running as part of Team Asha in a relay. As a member of Asha for Education, I have been working since 2005 with a group of other like-minded people in Frankfurt to raise money to help children in India overcome barriers to education – barriers such as poverty, sanitation facilities (yes, girls don’t go to school or often drop out because of lack of proper toilets), lack of teachers, lack of basic infrastructure (like benches, boards, books, etc.). The dreams, aspirations of these children rest upon education – that is their only hope to rise above the poverty, discrimination, and exploitation that these young, innocent lives are often subjected to. Through education only is there hope to turn these children into progressive agents of change on critical socio-economic challenges like gender equality, religious tolerance, sustainable development, and climate change.
I’ll be grateful to you for whatever support you extend to me and to these children in making a small difference! You can support me by donating for this project via my Betterplace.org page.
Asha for Education is a secular and non-profit organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. It is registered as a non-profit organization in Frankfurt. Registration details are provided below for your reference:
Asha Verein zur Förderung der Schulbildung indischer Kinder e.V.
Guenthersburgallee 14, 60316 Frankfurt am Main.
Vereinsregister Nr. 14619