AshA—Overseas Children Support Project Team
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AshA is a student organization that provides education support to children in India. The group’s main activity is raising funds to support the activities of NGOs that provide educational support in India.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, AshA collected and redeemed plastic bottle caps, collected street donations, ran a stall at the Sophia Festival as part of its fund-raising and awareness-raising activities. The funds raised each year are delivered to NGOs. Prior to the pandemic, AshA members would go on a study tour to India to understand how these funds are being used. Since the pandemic, AshA has continued to raise funds through crowdfunding efforts, with the money used for local food aid. Gatherings with former AshA members and other student organizations at Sophia are also held.
AshA aims to achieve five SDG goals of no poverty (Goal 1), zero hunger (Goal 2), quality education (Goal 4), decent work and economic growth (Goal 8) and reduced inequality (Goal 10).
Educational opportunities also lead to the lifting of poverty and inequality and to employment opportunities. By providing educational opportunities, AshA contributes to Goals 1, 4, 8 and 10, and it also contributes to Goal 2 by providing food assistance through crowdfunding.