Running for a cause

Hello all fellow travelers!

What is one thing that hurts you the most while traveling? For me, it is seeing young children out of school, selling souvenirs to foreign tourists, helping their parents in street side eateries or even the young guides who try to make ends meet with their broken English. When a child is denied his/her education, it’s not just his education that is stolen from him but his childhood and hope for a bright future. I have seen this so many times while traveling in Asia and India.

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This cool dude was selling flowers to raise money for a school trip. His industriousness blew my mind.

This year I’m training to run the San Francisco half marathon in July. Along with running, I’m raising funds for Asha for Education, a non-profit organization which is making strides in educating underprivileged children in India. Asha works with a number of NGOs in India which provide education to underprivileged children from various backgrounds. For example, PNEUMA provides education, shelter and health services to children affected by HIV/AIDS, Aseema Charitable Trust provides education to tribal children and ETASHA provides vocational training to make youth from under-served communities employable. Asha San Francisco is one of the largest fund raisers in the US and this year we have 50+ runners training for the marathon. Information about all of Asha SF’s projects can be found here:

http://sf.ashanet.org/our-projects/

I request you all to please take a few minutes to learn about Asha and make your contribution, small or big 😊

Travelers have a big heart, don’t they?

Please follow the link below to make a donation:

https://ta.ashanet.org/siliconvalley/marathon/runnernet/public.php?2017TASFR1019

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Team Asha San Francisco training team. We wake up early on Saturday morning to go running!

 

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That’s me running 🙂

 

Thank you very much for reading and your donations!!

  • Chaithra
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