Four Ways You Can Help
-Community Learning Centres
These centers provide 'functional literacy' in a locale specific manner, so the teaching materials are prepared by MSSRF staff to suit each village, with a goal of brining literacy, and livelihood related information to adults and computer skills to children and young adults. Literacy and confidence about using the local post office, bus stop, banks and government field offices empowers people. $2000 can support the operation of one center for one year. US$ 100 can educate two students for a period of six months, the length of time needed to make the training meaningful. Our goal is to supoprt 5000 students. We invite our members to provide scholarships for these centers, as well as visit them on your next trip to India.
- Micro-credit Banks
A donation of US$ 1,500 can establish a village micro-credit bank. Progress of micro-enterprises supported by these banks can be tracked at www.mssrf.org. Banks can be named for your family, children, an anniversary etc. 200 banks have been established so far.
2. Help in New York and Tokyo
You can help with our fundraisers or administrative work by volunteering in New York and Tokyo. We are currently looking for expertise on webpage management and event management, but other help is also welcome. Our volunteers define us!
Temple University Japan Campus offers internships for credit every semester with Asia Initiatives. Interns are also welcome in New York.
4. On-site participation
We welcome families and individuals to visit the projects on site. Accommodation and logistics can be arranged.
Please contact us for more information at:
Jagmohan Chandrani, President Asia Initiatives Tokyo
Geeta Mehta, President Asia Initiatives New York
Piyush Agarwal, President Asia Initiatives Singapore