Asha for Education : Work an Hour 2009


Asha for Education


** Work an Hour 2009 **

An online event to

help educate underprivileged children in India


Each year, people from around the world come together in a demonstration of great human spirit, to help educate underprivileged children in India. Work An Hour, or WAH, as it is popularly known, is a summer-long, global, online fundraising campaign based on a simple concept. Participants

are asked to symbolically Work an Hour towards the cause of children’s education by donating an hour’s worth or more of their salary.

In 2008, WAH raised over $150,000 with a donor base of over 1,250 participants. Work an Hour 2009 aims to raise $200,000 by September 15th, 2009 to help provide for and improve the quality

of education in Asha supported schools. The funds raised will be used to support 15 projects spread across India. Details about all the projects are available on the website:

You can be a part of this event by donating one hour of your time to help educate the underprivileged in India. You can do this symbolically by donating one hour’s equivalent of your

salary or any other amount that you may choose, to Asha for Education. You can make your donations online using a credit card (Visa/MC) or by sending a check. If your company matches donations, please include the matching donation form to double your donation.

Please join us in this effort to educate the children of India. Forward this note to your family, friends, and colleagues and others who may be interested in making a contribution

and thereby making a difference.

Asha for Education is a federally tax-exempt organization. All contributions to it are tax-deductible. The organization is dedicated to socio-economic change in India through basic

education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. In keeping with this focus, volunteers get involved with and support projects that have an education-related

component to them. Asha for Education is lauded for being a completely volunteer-driven, very low-overhead organization. 100% of your donations made towards the projects go directly to those projects.


Asha for Education and the WAH 2009 Team

Prepare. Educate. Empower.