Empowered and Engaged Teachers

The government school system has been given up as hopeless, though nearly 70% of students attend government schools.  It is the only option in rural areas and for poor children.  …

Exam Time!

The month of March is intense at schools in India. Children have been hard at work at exams which are coming to an end now. This period is particularly important …

Enacting Science on National Science Day

Acting and theater help build confidence in children. On National Science Day (February 28th, 2017), Seed Narpanigal students and volunteers showed their creativity by enacting Science concepts. What a wonderful …

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March 8, 2017. International Women’s Day.

On this day I think about the 5 strong young women in Sambakudi village. I think about how they run the study center, contributing a tiny space in their homes, …

BSPES Girls flying high

  Bandana Kumari, an alum of Bhagawati Sarla Paliwal Education Society (BSPES), was the first student from the school to be enrolled in a CCIP program at Valencia College, Orlando …

A Big Thank You!

As the year 2016 draws to a close, we at Asha Boston want to say: THANK YOU! Without the generous support of our donors, we would not be able to …

Happy Diwali

Seed Narpanigal sends us Diwali greetings.   Here are some of the girl students at the centers.  I see their determination and toughness when I talk to them.  They are …

Navsarjan site visit

On behalf of Asha for Education, I visited a BhimShala at Dodra village, 50 kilometers from Ahmedabad city, in November 2015. Enroute, 2 Navasarjan volunteers stated that a BhimShala is …

Girls Dominate

In the West there is so much emphasis on encouraging girls to go into STEM fields. Because of various social and cultural perceptions, very small numbers of girls study STEM …