What is Asha for Education? 

Asha for Education was started in the summer of 1991 by a few students at the University of California, Berkeley. These young students shared the belief that education is a critical requisite and an effective catalyst for social and economic change in India. The group was called ‘Asha’ to represent the hope that they envisioned bringing into the lives of children in India. In keeping with this focus, to this day, Asha volunteers get involved with and support projects that have are education-oriented.

The objectives of this group are:

  • To provide education to underprivileged children in India.
  • To encourage the formation of various local groups, both in India and U.S., to reach out to larger sections of the population.
  • To support and cooperate with individuals and groups already engaged in similar activities.
  • To raise the required human and physical resources to achieve the group objectives.

We are a 100% volunteer driven organization with 50+ chapters worldwide. To learn more please go to ashanet.org

What is Asha Atlanta? 

Asha Atlanta was started in 2006 at the Georgia Tech campus. It is a completely volunteer driven organization, comprised of dedicated individuals from Georgia Tech and the greater Atlanta area. We believe that a strong proponent for true socio-economic change is through education and employment of youth. To this effect, Asha Atlanta supports a number of projects that focus on improving the quality of basic education in Indian government schools to ensure student retention in higher education and minimize high school dropouts. The programs supported also include emotional and empowerment counseling and vocational training.

Our chapter has meetings at Georgia Tech (or virtually, thanks, COVID), so contact us to know more!

Join our mailing lists to stay updated: Send an email to atlanta@ashanet.org

Meet Our Wonderful Team
Anusha Harish

Chapter Coordinator


Gareeyasee Saha

Co-President | External Affairs 



Life Motto:

“Happiness can be found in the darkest   of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Albus Dumbledore (J. K. Rowling)

Pavithra Narayanan

Co-President | Internal Affairs



Life Motto:

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

Sirius Black

Dhrumil Shah

Event Coordinator



Life Motto:

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”


Shyam Krishnan V

PR Coordinator



Life motto:

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”


Sruti Bheri




Life motto:

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid!”

Albert Einstein

Manisha Natarajan




Life motto:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

Sushil Varma

Athletics Coordinator



Life motto:

“In this terrifying world, all we have are the connections we make

Bojack Horsemen (The Horse from Horsing Around)

… And we have a big team of volunteers whose work keeps Asha Atlanta chugging along!