Asha for Education
By Robert Portnoy
Createors of Asha for Education
He was working in India with Unilever, Mumbai. He passed away in May 2000. Please read the article about the late founder - Remembering Sri .
He is currently a Professor at IIT, Kanpur and continues to be involved with Asha in shaping its vision.
He is currently in India and is devoted to grass roots work full time. Read this clarification about S. Pandey's current activism and Asha for Education.
Why was Asha for Education founded?
The three founders got together and brainstormed ways that they could help develop India. They all thought that education is critical piece and effective starter for social and economic change in India. Their main goal became basic education. The group that came from the meeting was called Asha, to represent the hope that brought the group together and hope that they could help.
Paul Allen vs. V.J.P., Deepak, and Sandeep
They both worked in groups, and were not sole founders. Also, they were students.
The creators of Asha for Education were a different type of entrepreneurs, they were social entrepreneurs, while Allen started Microsoft.