Asha Teens

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ASHATEENS was formed in 2015 in order to encourage teens to become more involved within their communities. Now, the Asha for Education New York City Chapter is proudly supported by a team of dedicated teen volunteers who readily and passionately commit hours of hard work in order to ensure that Asha is able to meet its goals and give back as much as possible.

We eagerly encourage all teenagers to join the New York City Chapter in its endeavors!


Meet the Teen Coordinators

Co-President: Rujuta Sawant

My name is Rujuta Sawant, and I am a senior in high school. I have been a volunteer with Asha for around 5 years now. Education is an important aspect of life and should be a right, regardless of anything. I realize that I am privileged to receive an education without sacrificing my ability to live comfortably, so joining Asha was my chance to use this privilege and make sure someone else can benefit from it. For the many lessons I have learned, skills I have gained, fellow volunteers I have met & worked with, and lives that have been positively affected through Asha, I am proud to call myself an Asha volunteer.

Co-President: Nikhil Kundu

My name is Nikhil Kundu. I am a senior in high school and I have been volunteering with Asha for Education for the past 4 to 5 years. As a volunteer, I especially enjoy the sense of responsibility that comes with organizing the fundraisers we hold. Since the organization is purely volunteer-driven, we are the heart and soul of the success of every event we hold. I love that it is our responsibility to make ideas become a reality.

Co-Vice President: Shaan Patel

My name is Shaan Patel, and I have been volunteering for Asha for Education for 2 years. I am in twelfth grade and I truly enjoy volunteering for Asha, as I know that the time I contribute ultimately aids underprivileged Indian children in receiving the education that is their birthright. The profits generated from the events I help organize fund the construction of schools in India and the distribution of textbooks and school supplies. Thus, I know that every hour I devote to Asha brings us closer to realizing our goal of bringing about socioeconomic change through universal Indian education.

Co-Vice President: Tanisha Khabe

My name is Tanisha Khabe, and I am a freshman at Florence Memorial Highschool. I am a strong believer in the fact that everyone should receive an education and have a chance to pursue their aspirations. Every day, millions of people have to strife for the opportunity of being educated, while I get this opportunity very easily. And for this reason, I volunteer for a cause like this, when one day, there will be a time when every child under poverty will experience education somehow, without any struggle. Along with volunteering for Asha, I also am a part of my school’s volunteer Honors society and I even volunteer for HindiUSA, an organization whose mission is to help children learn Hindi.

Public Relations: Kareena Pandya

My name is Kareena Pandya. I am a junior in high school and I started volunteering with Asha for Education just recently. I truly value education and how much it can do for an individual. To be able to help children in India to receive a proper education and to motivate them to achieve their full potential are things that I feel privileged to do. I am so proud to be a part of this organization and its cause.

Web Developer: Aashay Sankhe

My name is Aashay Sankhe, and I am a freshman in high school and I have been with Asha for Education for almost one year now. I am in awe as to how much this organization is able to accomplish with the amount of staff behind the scenes. The idea of providing foreign aid to people in need is something that I would strive to be a part of, and therefore I will continue to be a part of this foundation. I am excited to see the growth of this foundation’s boundaries in the future, and would love to be a part of that growth.

Volunteer: Rujula Warade

My name is Rujula Warade. I am a freshman in high school and this is my first year joining Asha for Education. I really like helping others and volunteering in the community. I feel that to help kids receive an education is an honor and a privilege. I believe that education is an important aspect of people’s lives and is something everyone should have. I am excited to be a new member and to help out in this organization.

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.Francis of Assisi