Dear Asha Patrons
Illiteracy breeds poverty. Based on a report by the World Literacy Foundation, illiteracy is costing the Indian economy more than $53 billion. The Right to Education Act is helping to increase infrastructure in schools and there are more restrooms for girls today than there were ever before. Yet, in 2012:
- More than 50% of children in grade 5 were reading at level 2 or below.
- 30% of children in Grade 3 were reading at Grade 1, a drop from 50% in 2008.
- The number of children who could count up to 100 had decreased from 70% to 50% in the last 3 years.
Our projects invest in teachers’ salaries and training to ensure children not just attend school, but learn. This campaign is hope for 4000 children. Let us not disappoint them.
“Be the change you wish to see in this world” – Mahatma Gandhi
Please click here to donate and be that change. Happy Gandhi Jayanti. There isn’t much time remaining before the campaign ends. So, please do it NOW
Work-An-Hour Team @ Asha for Education
Asha for Education, WAH 2013 Campaign,
PO Box 407
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008