Asha 24 Conference
July 25-26 at University of Florida, Gainesville.
The Asha-24 conference – named for the 24th year of Asha for Education’s existence – was held on the weekend of July 25-26, 2015. This biennial conference was hosted by the University of Florida chapter of Asha for Education on the University of Florida campus.
Asha for Education has been supporting the education of under privileged children in India for 24 years now. This was a time for all of us at Asha to celebrate all the work that Asha volunteers and our project partners have done over the years.
It was also the time for us all to learn more about the socio-economic problems in India and think of creative ways in which we can expand our work to serve the under-privileged kids better. This conference had a great array of speakers and topics that helped immensely improve our understanding of the grassroots issues in India and ways to tackle them.
Volunteer comments and notes about the conference can be found here.
When: Saturday, July 25th – Sunday, July 26th
Where: Matthews Suite, Reitz Union, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
|Saturday – July 25th – Focus on the state of education and socio-economic inequality in India|
|8:30 AM – 9:15 AM||Breakfast/Mingle/Registration|
|9:15 AM – 9:30 AM||Welcome and conference logistics, Opening remarks|
|9:30 AM – 10:30 AM||Current state of education and socio-economic inequality in India (Slides)||Aparna, Asha Stanford|
|10:30 AM – Noon||Plenary Talk by Anurag Behar||Anurag Behar, CEO of Azim Premji Foundation (via videoconference)|
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Lunch|
|1:00 PM – 2:30 PM||Keynote Address by Ravi Kuchimanchi||Ravi Kuchimanchi – Founder and Jeevansaathi, AID.|
|2:30 PM – 3:30 PM||What works in Education (Slides, Detailed)||Pradeep, Asha Stanford|
|3:30 PM – 4:30 PM||Break + Poster Session||3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Chai (Tea break) + Poster Session|
|4:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Project partner talk – Adhik Kadam||Adhik Kadam – Basera-e-Tabassum|
|6:00 PM – 6:30 PM||Why do volunteers volunteer?||Bernadette White (via videoconference)|
|6:30 PM – 7:00 PM||CSR Funding Opportunities for NGOs in India (Slides)||Arun Chaganty, Asha Stanford and Anu Bulusu, Asha Atlanta|
|Sunday – July 26th – Focus on AfE and how we can better tackle the issues highlighted|
|8:00 AM – 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM – 10:00 AM||State of Asha (Slides)||Asha-wide Coordination team|
|10:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Charting the future of Asha – Discussion||Everyone|
|11:00 AM – 11:30 AM||Talk on REWARD Trust||Upasana|
|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM||A talk on Livelihoods (Slides)||Richa Govil (via videoconference)|
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||Lunch|
|1:30 PM – 3:00 PM||Keynote Address – Blowin’ in the Wind: Lessons from grassroots India||Aravinda, AID Development Coordinator.|
|3:00 PM – 3:30 PM||Measuring and reporting outcomes (Slides)||Sundari Balan, Asha St. Louis (via videoconference)|
|3:30 PM – 4:00 PM||Chapter Collaborations in Asha (Slides)||Aparna, Asha Stanford|
|4:00 PM – 4:30 PM||Break|
|4:30 PM – 6:00 PM||Open Forum – Issues at Asha and closing remarks.|
For more details, please contact:
Ravi Venkatraman: uflorida AT ashanet DOT org
Pradeep Jayaraman: coordinator AT ashanet DOT org