“The service of lndia means, the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.“ (From the ‘Tryst with Destiny’ by Jawaharlal Nehru on 15th August, 1947)
Though literacy in India increased from ~15% to ~75% in the 65 years post-independence, India is still home to the world’s largest illiterate population. With the ‘Right to Education’ becoming a law, education is now a birthright of every child in India. But, there are still an estimated 100+ million kids below the age of 15 who are not in school, for whom education remains to be an inaccessible privilege and not their lawful right. We, at Asha strive every day to enroll these kids in school, to make education a reality for them and to give them a hope for a better future.
We realize the magnitude of the problem of illiteracy in India is too large to even comprehend, and we will not be able to reach every last child not in school. But as Aesop said “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. We continue to march ahead to serve as many needy kids as we can. Now, in this 2 month long ‘Work an Hour’ campaign, we are targeting to reach 4300 underprivileged kids from various parts of the country. All it takes for us to be successful in our pursuit is one hour’s worth of salary from compassionate donors like you.
On India’s 66th Independence Day, August 15th 2012, show us your support and help us attain a peak in the number of donors like we have never before!
Spare a thought … Spend a minute … Donate an hour...today!