Asha Canada Asha for Education Canada Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:43:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Canada Helps Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:43:17 +0000 Know any organisation that facilitates more than  1 billion charity giving in Canada? That’s Canada Helps.

For more than 19 years, CanadaHelps has been the trusted charity, informing, inspiring and connecting charities and donors, with the causes they care about.  Offering much more than simple donation processing, CanadaHelps enables the fastest disbursements, and provide robust reporting and the best fundraising technology to charities nationwide.

By giving instant tax receipts as well as options to give monthly, give anonymously, and track your personal donation. Volunteer-based charities like Asha Canada have significantly benefited from Canada Helps.

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Before giving to a charity Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:24:04 +0000 You want your donations to reach the right person. That’s why it’s important to ask questions whenever you’re asked to give. Do some research before donating. You should know, for example, exactly how much of your donation goes to the program you want to support. Don’t donate until you’re sure it will make a difference.

Visit the Charity’s website. Does it give information about the programs you want to support, or how it uses donations? How much of your donation will go directly to support the programs you care about? If you can’t find detailed information about a charity’s mission and programs, then it may not be a good idea to donate.

Ask how much of your donation will go directly to the program you want to help. Then, call the organization directly and ask them, too, or see if the information is on their website. What else does the charity spend money on? Some fundraising can be very expensive, leaving the charity with little money to spend on its programs.

At Asha for Education, we focus on being a volunteer-run charity. Our overheads are typically in the range of 2.5% to 3.5%.  This applies to all  Asha for Education chapters in US, Canada and Europe.

So when you do donate, do not hesitate to ask about over-heads and administrative payments. Your donations should count.


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Celebrate you and your favorite cause. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:31:21 +0000 Giftgiving is a love language and one that anyone can learn to speak.  It’s not surprising that we love birthday gifts, no matter how big or small. Birthdays are memorable days marking a milestone in your life, and an opportunity for your family, friends to celebrate you. But imagine an opportunity where you can make the day even more memorable by giving to the less fortunate.

Newly launched on CanadaHelps, you can now pledge your birthday to charity! Pledge now, and when it comes time for your special day, create your own birthday fundraising page online. Whether you choose to give your friends and family the option of donating to a cause(s) of your choice, or if you only ask for people to donate to your selected cause(s) for your birthday this year instead of receiving presents, you will feel great giving either way.

Eight year old Amaya mittal is celebrating her birthday through CanadaHelps and her donations helps Asha Canada’s children.  Donate and celebrate Amaya’s birthday.

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What can $10 Canadian buy? Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:49:49 +0000 Little donations go a long way. Specifically in countries like India, it does bring about significant changes to live of individuals and families affected by poverty.

$10 is 500 Indian rupees.  500 Indian rupees could buy 10 children books. It could feed a hungry family of four for entire day. In some regions, that would be the cost of two school uniforms for a children longing to attend schools.  Ever thought that a little donation won’t make much change?

Think again.

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Bringing Light to Darkness Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:46:49 +0000 Diwali, the festival of light, is a time of celebration. It is a journey from darkness to light. Darkness here refers to ignorance, which obscures or even hides our understanding of reality and ultimate truth. Light refers to knowledge, which can dispel our ignorance, and clear the path to understanding.

One important tradition of Diwali is exchanging of sweets and savouries with neigbours, friends and families. The heart-warming ritual of exchanging sweets is to strengthen bonds with our neighbours, friends and relatives.  It brings the community together and shows that we care about each other.  It also inculcates in us the sense of joy associated with giving.  Without questioning whether we have the capacity to do so, we learn how to give to others.  And by doing it in times of joy, such as Diwali, we strengthen our inclination to give to others in times of need.

With Asha for Education, your donation will help bring light to hundred of children in India. In this Joyous occasion, join us as we bring a change to lives of children in India.

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Facts on Canadian Charities Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:22:34 +0000 There are approximately 86,000 Canadian registered charities.

$251 billion in total revenue for Canadian registered charities.

$240 billion in total expenditures for Canadian registered charities.

Government revenue for registered charities totalled $168.5 Billion including from the federal government ($6.8 Billion), provincial governments ($152.6 Billion) and municipal/regional governments ($9.1 billion).

76,039 registered charities identified themselves as active and 6,735 as inactive.

39,917 Canadian registered charities identified having employment expenses while 43,644 did not have any employment expenses.

$135.8 Billion was spent by Canadian charities on salaries and other compensation expenditures.

$16.4 Billion in official donation receipts were issued by Canadian registered charities.

At Asha for Education Canada, we are 100% volunteer run. Your donation goes 100% to our children.

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Neurolinguistic Programming in Nethrodaya Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:50:28 +0000 NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!

Imagine being a tourist in Bali, ordering food in Indonesian Language and you get something different. Often called as lost in translation, language isn’t as simple. Now imagine a language for individuals with disability.

On October 1 2019,LP(Neuro Linguistic Programming) trainers Mr.Arul Subramaniam and Ms.Narmadha conducted a training session for students of Nethrodaya. Students learned the difference nuances of communicationin this enjoyable session.

Asha for Canada supports such events to bring about a change for visually impaired students in Chennai.
Help us bring about such change in India.
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Charities and Chess Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:50:53 +0000 What does Chess and Charity have to do with each other? Nethrodaya Chennai hosted one of the biggest Chess tournaments of the year for visually impaired. On 31 August 2019, more than 200 visually impaired students came together and competed in Tamilnadu Chess tournament. The chess board and coins were specifically modified for individuals who are visually impaired.

K.Pandiarajan, the Minister for Tamil language, Tamil Culture and Archeology of Tamilnadu attended the event and gave trophies and prizes worth Rs 50,000 and certificate of participation to  the Winners and Participants alike. N Aananda Venkatesh, Honourable Justice of Madras High Court  also graced the event. The students of Nethrodaya were thrilled to have India’s first Women Grandmaster, Tmt. Vijayalakshmi attend the event and motivate everyone with her empowering speech.

Asha Foundation is proud to support charities like Nethrodaya.

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Transparent and Informed Donating (Part 1) Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:15:20 +0000 As individuals, we appreciate transparency. Transparency on our food (by reading the label), our work (by reading the job description), and our investments (by reading the financial statements, and the analysts opinion).  At Asha for Education Canada, we also believe in the same amount of transparency.

Through open communication, and structured donations to recipients in India, we work with our partners to ensure that funds are used efficiently and responsibly.

In 2019, we have made a commitment to fund two projects.

Our primary recipient for this year is Nethrodaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Nethrodaya is an award winning, and proven not for profit which provides an education to visually impaired students.  As a part of the funding agreement, Asha for Education Canada is providing funds to pay the teaching staff of the organization.

In return, Nethrodaya provides the below paycheck for Raja Sudhashan,  the Braille Teacher, along with monthly paystubs for each of their teachers we have funded.


Our goal is to provide donors – a responsible option to donate to educational based not for profits in India.

Please donate to our projects, and help us provide a future to some of India’s most vulnerable.

You can donate to us using Canada helps, PayPal or even through your employer charitable platform (ask us for details for charitable programs through United Way/IBM/etc).

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20 Dollars can feed 50 Students Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:51:04 +0000 In the grand scheme of life – $20 for someone living in North America, is one large take out pizza with a side of 4 cans of pop.

$20 in India is a healthy meal for 50 students at a school.  It has been proven that children require a solid meal prior to attending school.  These meals help a child focus on the education they are being provided, rather than the hunger they are experiencing.  If students in our public educational institutions are being provided meals and snacks as a part of the curriculum, and healthy eating – students in India would benefit from the same.

Asha for Education Canada is working with Nethrodaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to provide three healthy meals for 50 students for a full year.  Your donation of $20 will provide food for students at this organization.   Help us reach our target of $3,000 per month to help visually impaired students have a healthy balanced diet while studying to become successful in their own lives.

Please donate!

You can donate a one time meal through Paypal, or set up a re-occurring payment using Canada Helps

Asha for Education Canada is a registered Canadian Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, which provides education to underprivileged and impoverished students in India.



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