I am Vivek Rupwal, an explorer, and entrepreneur. I have completed many half marathons and am planning to complete my first of the ‘big 5 Marathons’, i.e. Chicago Marathon 2018.

Education is transformational- it changes lives. Right to education is a basic right for all and should not be a privilege for a few. Just because the child’s parents are poor or uneducated, it shouldn’t deprive the child of her basic rights. Please help Asha For Education to achieve the goal of bringing hope through education.

How your funds will be used? Your funds will go to the project “Aralu-Belaku”, which is supported by Asha for Education, Chicago chapter. This project supports a residential home for about 25 children in the state of Karnataka, India. The children residing here are primarily from the Dalit communities and come from a variety of backgrounds including single mothers who work for minimum wage, parents who are unable to provide basic care for the family and in some cases are, children who do not have parents. The annual cost per child for a home, basic facilities and support for their education, to prevent them from dropping out from school is about $850.

Goal: I hope to raise funds to provide a home to five children for a year who wish to stay in school and complete their education, which is $4,000. The detailed budget is attached at the end for your discretion.

About Asha for Education:

We’re a fully volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit, focused on providing education to the underprivileged kids in India. You can check all the projects supported by Asha, Chicago on the website. Please consider supporting us by donating here.

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for your support!

Below is the detailed Annual Budget:


1500 USD Target
800 USD Raised
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