Gift a child a chance at education

Gift a child a chance at education


School fees was not enough for Saraswati to get an education.

Saraswati is a young girl from a fishing community in Andhra Pradesh. Her parents hardly earn any money and struggle to even meet their daily needs. They get through life on the little they make each day.

They wanted Saraswati to have a better life than them and knew that she needed an education for this. With a lot of struggle, they kept aside some money to pay her school fees. But they soon realized that tuition fees alone was not enough to keep her in school.

Saraswati is an intelligent girl who enjoys learning. But there were various other costs of schooling such as supplies, uniforms, and footwear which her parents could not afford in any way. So with a heavy heart they decided to stop her education.

When the NGO Asha Kiran found out about her, they reached out to the family. They counselled Saraswati's parents and helped them realize how important it was to continue her schooling. They assured her parents that they would look after the extra expenses.

With the help of donations, Asha Kiran gave Saraswati two sets of uniforms, notebooks and footwear. Something so simple took a huge burden off her parents and they could afford to send her to school.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
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Program Description

Asha Kiran runs an initiative committed to reducing school dropout rates in the children from economically backward families in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh. Surveys showed that unavailability of school supplies (uniforms, bags, notebooks, and footwear) was one of the primary reasons for dropouts.

The Asha Kiran volunteers collect data on dropouts from school authorities and Anganwadi centers. Children aged between 9-15 in need of support are identified with help from teachers and the education committee. These children are then provided with free supplies. Benefits are given mostly in the beginning and middle of the academic year based on the availability of resources.

Over 50 children receive help every year. Donate to this program and help kids continue their education.

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About The NGO

Asha Kiran
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Asha Kiran

Asha Kiran was initiated to help the flood victims in Kolleru lake villages back in 1997 and is now an NGO committed to facilitating the self-reliant and sustainable development of coastal communities in Andhra Pradesh, India.

They work to uplift the living status of all the discriminated sections of the society and improves their socioeconomic, health and environmental conditions by mobilization of resources with community participation. Their vision is to create a just society where everyone lives peacefully. The various activities undertaken are children development, women empowerment, vocational training, community health, environmental programs and many more. They provide food, shelter, medical care and education to the marginalized and the deprived sections so that they too can grow to their fullest.

120 orphan and semi-orphan children have been receiving ration supplies every year. ASHA KIRAN works in 40 villages of coastal and Kolleru lake areas of West Godavari and Krishna Districts in Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Founded in 1991
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Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Educational Supplies | education

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Andhra Pradesh

Asha Kiran has

provided rations to 135 underprivileged old women

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

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Program Updates

Program Updates

23 May, 2019


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Program Update

We (Asha Kiran volunteers and community leaders, ICDS workers) have identified 1000 needy poor children in 75 villages in Pedana, Guduru, Bantumilli and Machilipatnam mandals of Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Their parents belong to the weaker sections - daily wage labourers, farmers and weavers all of BPL families. Their meager income cannot support their children's educational needs. We identify them and support the children to continue their education without any hurdles. This way the poor children continue education and stand in merit.

Story from the field

Gundu Jeevani is 12 years old and she is physically handicapped by birth. She cannot walk on her own. Her mother used to carry her and drop Jeevani at school and after school she brings her back the same way daily. If she wants to go anywhere her mother has to carry her on her shoulders. Her parents consulted with many doctors to rectify her disability by surgery, doctors said it is possible but costly, these poor parents can’t afford to undergo a surgery, they are awaiting for a helping hand. Jeevani is very clever and she is first in all subjects, actively participates in drawing, essay writing, elocution competitions in her school. She is studying in 8th standard, Pandu Ranga High School, Machilipatnam. she belongs to Other Backward Caste, she has one sister and she is studying in 9th standard. Her parents are Agricultural daily wage labors- they are very poor and are below povery line. Therefore they are unable to fulfill her educational needs. they still have strong desire to provide good education to their children. Asha Kiran field staff and village volunteer, recognized her case and brought to the notice of Asha Kiran. We have provided 10 note books, 1 school bag, 2 sets of uniforms and 1 set of cheppals for which we have received a donation from a donor.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date41
Village/City/State where project is locatedPedana Mandal, Machilipatnam Mandal
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19270000
Total Expenses for the project YTD55350

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